The sheriff’s office is looking for a suspect following Friday night’s homicide on Old Cherry Point Road.


Deputies arrived at 4022 Old Cherry Point Road about 9:15 p.m., by Forsythe Lane to find the body of Courtney Dixon, dead of gunshot wounds, lying by the road. The investigation identified Timothy Harris of Mt. Pleasant Road, New Bern, as the suspect in the shooting.


A warrant has been issued charging him with an open count of murder. He is described as a white male, 6’ 4”, having brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen driving a black Audi, North Carolina registration TAV-6335. He should be considered armed and dangerous.


Anyone with information as to his whereabouts is asked to call Craven Count Communications at 252-633-2357 or your local law enforcement agency.