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Sneads Ferry manhunt suspect caught

Alameen Hamm (Photo courtesy of Onslow County Sheriff's Office)

SNEADS FERRY, Onslow County - A suspect wanted in a massive manhunt reported in Sneads Ferry Wednesday is behind bars in Onslow County, according to an official at the Onslow County Jail.

We confirmed this breaking news at about 6:30 a.m. Thursday. The jail official did not have details on the arrest.

Stay with us as we continue to follow up on this story for you.

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The Onslow County Sheriff's Office has called off the active search for a man involved in a drug-related shooting in Sneads Ferry near NC 172 Wednesday afternoon.

Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller told NewsChannel 12 the search, which involved the use of State Highway Patrol officers and resources, wa s tied to a drug-related shooting off of NC 210. Four suspects are involved and OCSO arrested three of them during a traffic stop.The fourth suspect ran from authorities, Miller said, and that's who they're searching for right now.

OCSO later identified him as Alameen Hamm, who is wanted on charges of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana; manufacture of a schedule VI controlled substance; felony maintaining of a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance; selling marijuana; possession of marijuana paraphernalia and delivery of marijuana. Hamm is now also being charges with resist, delay and obstruct due to the incident on Middleton Place that caused officers to get involved.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact the Onslow County Sheriff's Office at (910) 455-3113, Detective Sgt. J. Lincoln at jonathan_lincoln@onslowcountync.gov or Crime Stoppers at (910) 938-3273.

Please refer to case 2017-011264 when calling. Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

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