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Manhunt in Wilson nabs domestic-violence suspect

Posted November 12, 2010
Updated November 13, 2010

— Wilson police say that a manhunt Thursday ended with the arrest of a man wanted for violating a domestic-violence protective order.

Sgt. John Slaughter said that Michael Scott Keeter, 48, ran during a traffic stop near the Wilson Country Club, off N.C. Highway 58, around 8:30 a.m. Thursday. The Wilson police force, Wilson County Sheriff's Office and state Highway Patrol joined in the search for Keeter.

He was found hiding in a shed behind his ex-wife's house around 5:30 a.m. Friday, Slaughter said.

He said that police were concerned because Keeter had violated a protective order numerous times. 

Keeter was also charged with stalking, several counts of breaking and entering, and larceny of a motor vehicle.

He was placed in the Wilson County jail under a $615,000 secured bond. Police said that he will not be allowed to post bond until Sunday because of domestic violence protocols.


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  • smiley1637 Nov 12, 2010

    Wilson paper is delivered early in the morning...so at the time of print he had not been caught

  • Glock23 Nov 12, 2010

    Funny...Wilson Times must be in a time warp, because today's paper says they have not caught him yet. ??

  • tjhiggs68 Nov 12, 2010

    Always wondered what makes one stalk another? Do they not comprehend, NO, im not interested? Or do they have a very hard time understanding they have been dismissed?

  • Weetie Nov 12, 2010

    somebody needs to "whoop his tail"

  • tamarafhubbard Nov 12, 2010

    Really???? Stalking.......OMG folks, get a life, move on....buy a blow up doll........go to a strip club........

  • ncguy Nov 12, 2010

    I remember sgt slaughter from wrestling on Saturday morning back in the day?

  • Justin T. Nov 12, 2010

    "...Sgt. John Slaughter..." best name ---ever.

  • UPTOP Nov 12, 2010

    I guess he just refused to take NO as a final answer !!

  • itsmyownopinion Nov 12, 2010

    More detailed information:


  • RocknRollDoctor Nov 12, 2010

    That would be NC 58.