Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Man charged with 2nd degree murder in Brunswick beach town

OAK ISLAND — The Oak Island Police Department found one woman stabbed to death on Minnesota Drive early Saturday evening.

According to a release from the department, a police welfare checkup was requested via 911 around 1 a.m. on Oct. 1. When officers arrived, they found 50-year-old Tina Sedberry Carlton deceased from a stab wound.

Kevin Michael Allen Vaughan, 55, was arrested on the scene and charged with second-degree murder. He is being held at the Brunswick County Detention Center under no bond.

The incident is being treated as a domestic-related homicide, law enforcement noted. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation assisted with the investigation.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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