Prosecutors say woman facing felony charges dumps monitoring bracelet, is a no-show for hearing

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Tina Michelle Murray
Tina Michelle Murray

WILMINGTON – Authorities are searching for a woman who allegedly failed to return to court for a pretrial hearing in New Hanover County Superior Court on Monday.

Tina Michelle Murray, 36, is facing multiple felony charges in a breaking and entering case, according to District Attorney Ben David. When court broke for recess this morning, David said Murray never returned to court.

Murray had been placed on electronic monitoring and was out on bond for two separate breaking and entering cases that occurred in the Pine Valley area of Wilmington in July 2015, David said. She also faces a charge of robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Her husband, 45-year-old David Cox, entered guilty pleas in April 2016 for his role in the cases, David said. According to the North Carolina Department of Corrections, Cox is serving more than 10 years in prison.

Authorities allege Murray removed her electronic monitoring device and left the downtown area. Superior Court Judge Douglas Parsons issued an order for her arrest, David said. Should she be apprehended, the judge ordered her bond to be set at $2 million secured.

Anyone with information about Murray or her whereabouts is asked to contact the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3600.