Accused habitual felon arrested in Carteret County

CATERET COUNTY - Deputies said they have arrested a habitual felon wanted by several law enforcement agencies in Carteret County.

The Carteret County Sheriff's Office arrested 37-year-old Billy Ray Gibby, of Newport, on Thursday.

Investigators said Gibby was wanted on outstanding warrants from Atlantic Beach Police, Morehead City Police and N.C. Probation & Parole.

Deputies said when they approached Gibby's vehicle to arrest him, he jumped out and escaped on foot into a nearby wooded area. A K-9 officer was able to eventually find the suspect.

Gibby faces the following charges:

Habitual felon;
Felony probation violations;
Breaking and entering;
Larceny after breaking and entering;
Conspiracy to commit larceny;
Resist, obstruct and delay officers;
Possession of drug paraphernalia.

Gibby was placed in the Carteret County Jail under a $139,000.00 bond. His first court appearance was scheduled for Friday.

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