Suspect involved in standoff in custody

Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 08:10 PM.

The incident began around 2:33 p.m. when someone made a 911 call asking for help with a man who was armed and threatening harm to himself inside the mobile home. The mobile home is located at 116 Ferry Road, not far from the intersection with N.C. 101. The home belongs to Alice George Godette, the man’s mother.

More than a dozen law enforcement officers answered the call, including the Craven County Sheriff’s Office, Havelock Police and emergency personnel from Havelock Fire and Rescue and the Harlowe Volunteer Fire Department.

Other occupants of the house were safely escorted out by around 3 p.m., but George remained inside. Neighbors and onlookers gathered as the sirens kept signaling more law enforcement was coming.

Some who knew George and asked not to be identified said he had never been a troublemaker.

“That man wouldn’t hurt a butterfly,” one man told a reporter. “I’ve never, ever even seen him get loud with anyone before.”

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