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Richlands men facing numerous charges, including eluding law enforcement

Richlands men facing numerous charges, including eluding law enforcement (Onslow County Sheriff's Office)

Authorities arrested two men on numerous charges, including trying to elude law enforcement on Monday.

Onslow County Sheriff's Office finished an investigation into suspected illegal drug activity in the Richlands community.

During the investigation, officers stopped Anthony Dewayne Dudley in a traffic stop. According to deputies, Dudley tried to flee the scene and elude officers.

The Jacksonville Police Department provided a K-9 unit and found Dudley in a field near the traffic stop.

When investigators searched the vehicle, they said they found powder cocaine and two guns hidden inside a speaker box. One of the guns was altered to conceal the serial number.

Dudley, 40, of Cowhorn Road in Richlands, was taken into custody and charged with:

  • Felony possession of a firearm by convicted felon
  • Felony possession of a firearm with an altered serial number
  • Resisting, obstructing and delaying a law enforcement officer
  • Driving while license revoked

The passenger and owner of the vehicle, Trevor James Harris, was arrested without incident. Harris, 27, of Sassy Court in Richlands, was charged with:

  • Felony possession of a firearm by convicted felon
  • Felony possession of firearm with an altered serial number

Dudley is currently in the Onslow County Detention Center under a $23,000 secured bond. Harris is under a $5,300 secured bond.

Both men were scheduled to have their first court appearance on Tuesday.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 455-3113, or Crime Stoppers at (910) 938-3273. Refer to case 2019-000397 when calling.

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