Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 years
Badge # 135
Cause: Vehicular assault
Deputy Matheny was killed after his cruiser was struck by another vehicle. The suspect driver then fled the scene.
Deputy Matheny and another deputy were providing a ride home to a citizen as a courtesy and were driving on U.S. 70. The suspect vehicle struck their cruiser, causing the officer to lose control. The cruiser flipped over several times, and struck a group of trees.
Deputy Matheny was flown to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The other deputy and the citizen were injured in the accident. The suspect driver fled the scene, but turned himself in several days later.
Deputy Matheny had been employed with the Craven County Sheriff's Department for three years. He was a retired marine.