Sheriff Neil Godfrey announced the arrest of Gene Needham Jr. for drug and weapon charges following a probation-search.
On November 17th, 2017 the Moore County Sheriff’s Office received a request for assistance from Moore County Probation and Parole Officers. Deputies responded to 431 Needhams Road in Carthage; Gene Edward Needham Jr., a convicted felon, was in possession of firearms.
A subsequent search warrant was executed of the residence resulting in the seizure of: 34 firearms, over 2000 rounds of assorted ammunition and narcotics.
That same day, deputies arrested Gene Edward Needham Jr, age 52 and charged him with: one count of possession of a firearm by convicted felon, felony possession of schedule II controlled-substance, possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver a schedule II controlled-substance, the maintaining of a dwelling for the storage of a controlled-substance and simple possession of a schedule IV controlled-substance.
Needham was placed in the Moore County Detention Center under a $200,000 secured bond and given a November 28th, 2017 District Court date.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.