The Craven County Sheriff’s Office captured homicide suspect Timothy Harris after a vehicle pursuit on Butler Ford Road near Vanceboro on Sunday, May 24, 2020,
Harris was wanted for the shooting death of Courtney Dixon on May 22, 2020 on Old Cherry Point Road.
During the vehicle pursuit, Harris struck a marked patrol vehicle causing damage and his wife Barbara Harris attempted to hit patrol cars by crossing the center line in her vehicle in an attempt to help her husband escape authorities on Butler Ford Road.
Deputies were able to get Timothy Harris stopped on Butler Ford Road and took him into custody. During the arrest of Mr. Harris, Mrs. Harris got out of her vehicle and attempted to interfere with the arrest and was herself arrested.
Mrs. Harris is charged with felony accessory after the fact to murder, two counts felony assault on government official, and obstructing an officer. She’s being held in the Craven County Confinement Facility under a $1.2 million dollar bond.
Timothy Harris was charged with an open count of murder, felony fleeing to elude arrest, felony assault with a deadly weapon against government official and numerous traffic violations. He is being held under no bond.
Both suspects have felony first appearances on May 26, 2020, in Craven County Court.
Mr. Harris owns a tow truck company, and news of the shooting shocked those who know him, according to post on the sheriffs department Facebook page.
Dixon’s Facebook page identifies him as a furniture mover well loved by his family and friends. His supporters mourners express shock for the support being expressed for Harris rather than concern for the slaying victim.