Morehead City police arrest 2 in connection to infant death investigation

MCIVER, PHELPS

MOREHEAD CITY — In conjunction with District Attorney Scott Thomas’ office, the Morehead City Police Department has arrested and charged two individuals related to an investigation into the death of an infant.

According to a release Saturday from the police department, Mellony C. MCiver, 20, of Morehead City, was charged with second degree murder and placed under a $1 million secured bond. Zackery L. Phelps, 26, of Morehead City, was charged with second degree murder without regard and placed under a $1 million cash bond, as well.

Both individuals are being held at the Carteret County jail in Beaufort and will make a first court appearance Monday.

MCPD said the investigation is still ongoing and there is no additional information to share about the case at this time.