Memorial for slain Havelock bar bouncer to be held Saturday

Published: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 04:23 PM.

A memorial fund has been set up for his youngest son, Asa, age 2. Donations can be made to the Asa North Fund, c/o 1908 D South Glenburnie Road, New Bern, N.C. 28562.

A separate Todd Asa North Scholarship Fund has been arranged to benefit wrestlers of Del Oro High School who "exhibit the honor and character of Todd." Memorial donations can be made c/o Del Oro High School: Attn: Terry Barker, 3301 Taylor Road, Loomis, CA 95650.

Charged in North’s death is Jonathan Richard Pugh, 18, who remains in the Craven County Jail on an open count of murder.

According to police, Pugh was among a group of young men thrown out of Flyers about 12:30 a.m. April 14 for fighting. Pugh left the area in a car but returned about 40 minutes later, and according to police, fired multiple shots into the doorway of the bar.

Four bullets hit North, who returned fire, striking Pugh in the midsection. North later died at the hospital. After a couple of days in the hospital, Pugh was released into the custody of authorities.

Capt. David Bratton, acting Havelock police chief, said there had been no other arrests in the case, but the investigation was still open.

"What we’re doing is collecting the evidence, talking to witnesses and consulting with the district attorney in getting the case ready to go to court," Bratton said.



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