Newmones Arrested for Murder of Timothy Moore
On 12/24/2017 shortly after 3:00pm the body of 27 year old Timothy Bernard Moore of Belhaven was discovered on a dirt road off of Beach Ridge Road in Belhaven. A passing motorist made the discovery and reported it to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Investigators responded to the scene and began their investigation. After processing the scene for over 7 hours, Investigators recovered over 30 pieces of physical evidence believed to be associated with the crime. Preliminary findings indicate Moore was shot however an autopsy is being performed today to determine the exact cause of death.
Sheriff’s Investigators have worked through the holidays interviewing Moore’s friends, family and anyone who may have come in contact with him in the hours prior to his death.
On Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Beaufort County Investigators were granted a warrant charging 23 year old Jayquwan Lamar Newmones with an open count of Murder for the shooting death of Timothy Bernard Moore. Newmones is also charged with one count each of Robbery With a Dangerous Weapon and Felony Larceny of a Motor Vehicle. Newmones is approximately 5”-5” tall and his whereabouts are unknown at this time. The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office along with other local Law Enforcement agencies are actively searching for him. The Beaufort County Crime Stoppers Board has approved a $1,000.00 reward for any information leading to his location and arrest. Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Jayquwan Lamar Newmones is asked to call the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office at 252-946-7111 or Beaufort County Crime Stoppers at 252-974-6400.
After unsuccessful attempts in locating Jayquwan Lamar Newmones Sheriff’s Investigators enlisted the help of the Greenville Police Department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team and the NC SBI Fugitive and Missing Person Task Force. On Sunday, February 11, 2018 Members of the SBI Task Force, the FBI and the Richmond County Georgia Sheriff’s Office located and arrested Khalif Muhammed Newmones, age 25 of 252 Duke Street, Belhaven NC and Alicia Hassona Polen, age 27 of 1903 Cooney Cir., Augusta, Georgia. Both have been charged with Accessory after the Fact to Murder. Both are being held in the Charles B. Webster Detention Center without bond and are awaiting extradition back to Beaufort County.
On Thursday, February 15, 2018, Members of the Greenville Police Department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team, the NC SBI Fugitive and Missing Person Task Force, the FBI, Augusta Police Department, and the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office located and arrested Jayquwan Lamar Newmones without incident at a residence in Augusta, Georgia. He is currently being held in the Charles B. Webster Detention Center without bond and is awaiting extradition back to Beaufort County.
Newmones had drastically altered his appearance and been dressing as a girl for over a week, portraying himself as a 9th grade high school student. A local family there in Augusta had taken in Newmones after he came to their residence asking for help. The investigation is ongoing with further charges possible.
Sheriff Ernie Coleman states, “Countless hours were put into this investigation by my deputies, along with assistance from deputies, officers, and agents from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies from both North Carolina and Georgia. Over 35 court orders were drafted and executed to aid in developing evidence in this case. Newmones was taken into custody without incident because of tireless effort and determination by a lot of good law enforcement officers. I know that arrests made in this case will not make the situation better but I do hope that it brings the Moore family comfort and consolation in this time of sadness.”