U.S. Attorney Easley visits Edenton

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Edenton Police Chief Henry King speaks before a crowded room during a meeting between law enforcement officials and U.S. Attorney Michael Easley Jr, on Monday, January 8, 2024

EDENTON -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Michael Easley Jr, stopped in Edenton on Monday to speak with local law enforcement leaders about curbing violent crime in the Albemarle Region. 

Easley was joined by his staff as well as numerous local and federal agencies. In attendance included Edenton Police Chief Henry King, Chowan County Sheriff Scooter Basnight, Perquimans County Sheriff Shelby White, Elizabeth City Police Chief J. Phillip Webster, Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten, and Camden County Sheriff Kevin Jones. Also in attendance was Edenton Mayor Hackney High, Edenton Town Manager Corey Gooden, and representatives from both Homeland Security and the U.S. Marshals Service. 

Conversations included strategies on combatting violent crime, including gun violence and gang activity across the "finger counties" of northeast North Carolina (Chowan, Perquimans, Pasquotank, Camden, Currituck). Local media attended the event and covered it afterward: https://www.wtkr.com/news/in-the-community/northeastern-north-carolina/local-federal-law-enforcement-in-n-c-pledge-to-work-together-to-combat-violent-crime. 

We would like to thank U.S. Attorney Easley for his visit to Edenton, and we look forward to an ongoing partnership to reduce violent crime in the region, and to keep our citizens safe.