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Homicide In Richlands

At approximately 0134 the morning of March 3rd, the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office received multiple calls for service regarding a disturbance taking place at 217 Adagio Trail in Richlands, NC. When Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at the home, they were met by an armed male standing in the roadway. This male was later identified as Christopher Paul Kornegay Jr., 31 years old and a resident of 217 Adagio Trail. Kornegay was taken into custody without incident. Deputies searched the home and found a 40-yearold female and a 14-year-old male, both were deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. An official cause of death is pending autopsy results. The victims in this incident are Audrey Rose White, 40- years-of age, and her son Ardrie Kent Zyrus Callejo White, 14-years-of age. The deceased female was recently engaged to the suspect.

The male subject, Christopher Paul Kornegay Jr., was transported to the Sheriff’s Office for further questioning and has been charged with two open counts of murder with a first court appearance scheduled for Monday, March 6, 2023. The investigation continues at this time, but it should be noted there is a history of domestic violence-related disturbances at this location and this incident appears to be as such. As previously stated though, further investigation is ongoing. No additional information is available at this time but will be shared as it becomes available.

Anyone with information regarding this is asked to contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113 or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to case number 2023002267 when calling.

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