Coinjock man held on $240K bond after Colington arrest

By on September 23, 2021

(Dare County Sheriff’s Office)

Jessie Lee Ron A Potter

On September 21, at approximately 4:55 p.m., a Dare County Sheriff’s Office Deputy working the A-District attempted to stop a vehicle for a registration violation near Colington Road and Schoolhouse Road in Colington.

The vehicle did not stop initially and continued down Colington Road., finally pulling into Colington Pointe stopping on Sunrise Lane. Both the driver and passenger were secured and lying on the floor of the front passenger area was a baggie containing a white powder that tested positive for cocaine.

The driver, Jessie Lee Ron A Potter, 29, from Coinjock, was arrested for 6 outstanding warrants, FTA Retail Theft greater than $1,500, FTA Possession of a Controlled Substance on a Jail Premises, FTA Possession of Cocaine, 2 Counts FTA Misdemeanor Larceny, and FTA Larceny, Remove/Destroy property. He is being held on a $240,000 secured bond.

The passenger, Jeffrey Earl Carlton, 60, of Colington was arrested for (F) Possession of Cocaine and was released on a $4,000 secured bond.




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  • Sandman

    Fantastic job and big thank you to the boys and girls in Blue! Have had the pleasure of some friendly conversations here with a few officers and have been pleasantly surprised at the level of respect and professionalism I’ve encountered. Moved here last year from a large metropolitan area and the police, while working a tough job with little thanks unfortunately, didn’t behave nearly as courteous and professionally! You all do a fantastic job keeping this community safe!!

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