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May 7, 2021 12:47 PM

Highway 24 near Paradise Lane Shut Down by County Deputies

The Carteret County Sheriffs Office has shut down all five lanes of Hwy 24 near Paradise Lane. Shortly after noon deputies conducted a felony vehicle stop on wanted suspect Richard Murphrey who is currently refusing to exit the vehicle. Negotiators are on-scene speaking with Murphrey.

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May 7, 2021 3:18 PM

**UPDATE: Stand-off over following self-inflicted gun-shot wound
A three-hour stand-off has ended after the suspect exited a vehicle and turned his gun on himself. Richard Kelly Murphrey, 35, of Gloucester, NC is in serious condition and has been transported to Carteret Health Care.
Highway 24 is now back open.