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Posted on: November 13, 2023

Press Release: Timothy Savage Arrested on Multiple Charges

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November 13th, 2023 

Timothy Savage Arrested on Multiple Charges

MOREHEAD CITY — A Havelock man has been arrested and is in the Carteret County Jail, following a shooting on S. 28th Street in mid-October. 

Timothy Allen Savage, 55, was taken into custody in Asheville by the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office on November 6th, and on November 9th, he was transported back to Carteret County by the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office. 

 “Thanks to a multi-department initiative, Mr. Savage has been brought back to Carteret County and arrested on 14 charges,” said Morehead City Chief of Police Bryan Dixon. “We are thankful for the Buncombe County and Carteret County Sheriff’s offices for their role in locating and transporting Mr. Savage, which of course could not have happened without the hard work of our own Detectives in tracking Mr. Savage down.”

 On October 11th, officers with the Morehead City Police Department responded to a residence on S. 28th Street in reference to a shots fired call. Savage forced entry into the residence while armed, where he was shot by the homeowner with a pistol. He then stole the resident’s vehicle before leaving the scene.

 After he fled the scene, officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle Savage was operating at the intersection of Highway 70 and S. 35th Street, adjacent to the NC Division of Marine Fisheries building. Responding officers advised this location be placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure.

 Savage was taken into custody without further incident and Morehead City Fire-EMS immediately started medical care. He was transported to Carteret Health Care, before being transferred to ECU Health in Greenville for further treatment. He left that facility against medical advice on October 18th, and the BOLO (Be On The Lookout) was issued.

Thanks to the BOLO, Morehead City Police received information that Savage was in the Asheville area in late October, and was able to disseminate that to the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, and asked for their assistance in locating him. On November 6th, Morehead City detectives were informed that he had been taken into custody in Asheville. 

Savage was arrested on a total of 14 charges related to the incident that began on S. 28th Street and probation violations:

  • Misdemeanor Probation Violation (2 counts)
  • Second Degree Kidnapping 
  • Misdemeanor Larceny
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Possession of Stolen Goods Property
  • Communicating Threats
  • DWLR Impaired Revocation
  • Driving While Impaired
  • Injury to Real Property
  • Larceny of Motor Vehicle
  • Breaking Enter Terrorize Injure
  • Domestic Criminal Trespass
  • Harassing Phone Call

His bond has been set at $148,000.

The homeowner on S. 28th Street will not face charges for acting in self-defense.  


Media Inquiries:

Anna Smith

Morehead City Public Information Officer


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