‘Operation Summer Jump’ lands 49 people in jail; 4 still wanted

LENOIR COUNTY, NC (WITN) – Dozens of people have been arrested in one Eastern Carolina county for street-level drug crimes.

Lenoir County deputies say ‘Operation Summer Jump’ has landed 49 people in jail, while they are still searching for four more.

The roundup happened Wednesday as deputies performed 13 searches and seized 20 firearms along with various narcotics.

The charges include trafficking methamphetamine, trafficking opium/heroin, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, sell and/or deliver methamphetamine, and sell and/or deliver heroin.

Deputies got help from Kinston police, Jones County deputies, Wayne County deputies, and probation officers from Lenoir County. “I would also like to thank the residents of our county for calling in and reporting these individuals who are selling drugs in our community,” Sheriff Jackie Rogers said.

Those arrested so far:

  • Jeremy Bell, 26, Kinston
  • Tevin Bizzell, 30, Dudley
  • Travis Bizzell, 49, La Grange
  • Isaiah Brock, 28, Kinston
  • Jaihiem Cannon, 21, La Grange
  • James Cherry, 61, Kinston
  • Amanda Dawson, 44, Kinston
  • Andre Dawson, 38, La Grange
  • Bobby Dawson, 42, La Grange
  • Rathel Dixon Jr., 35, Pink Hill
  • Ashley Edwards, 35, Kinston
  • Adraine Farris, 33, Kinston
  • Samuel Harrison, 38, Kinston
  • Rozayln Hill, 19, Kinston
  • Kenneth Holden, 64, Kinston
  • Jamaronte Jones, 23, LaGrange
  • Kasheena Jones, 32, Kinston
  • Ronnie Jones, 68, Albertson
  • Bernon Kennedy, 55, Kinston
  • Stacy Kinsey, 49, Kinston
  • Jocelyn Leigh, 35, Kinston
  • Teresa Malpass, 32, Kinston
  • Mark Mann, 66, Kinston
  • Terry Marshburn, 61, Kinston
  • Brandon Maye, 35, La Grange
  • Donavan McNeil, 22, La Grange
  • Michael Morgan, 35, La Grange
  • Alexander Pate, 66, Kinston
  • Candy Marie Pero, 21, Kinston
  • Charles Powell Jr., 32, La Grange
  • Randy Powell, 43, Kinston
  • Dewey Price II, 33, Kinston
  • Lisa Price, 45, Kinston
  • Stephen Pridgen, 33, Kinston
  • Cameron Rose, 32, Kinston
  • Desmond Rouse, 35, Kinston
  • Lilly Shifflet, 19, Kinston
  • Edward Smith III, 34, Kinston
  • Leonard Smith, 50, La Grange
  • Tyler Stallings, 18, Kinston
  • Breanna Summerlin, 35, Kinston
  • Michaela Sutton, 24, La Grange
  • Billy Taylor, 30, Kinston
  • Kenneth Ray Taylor, 66, Kinston
  • Preston Tyer, 31, Kinston
  • Paul Washington, 33, La Grange
  • Adam Williams, 38, Kinston
  • Calvin Williams, 49, Kinston
  • Nathan Yates, 18, Kinston

These people are still wanted:

  • Christopher Farris, 32, Kinston
  • Timothy Jones, 25, Kinston
  • Lonnie Rodgers, 46, Kinston
  • Brandon Suggs, 34, Grifton

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