Sheriff’s office identifies couple involved in Tuesday’s alleged murder-suicide

Officials with the Carteret County Sheriff's Office released the names of the two individuals found dead inside a home Tuesday at 212 Bobby's Drive in Newport, pictured here, as the result of an alleged murder-suicide. The CCSO said Alvis William Fogleman, 68, is believed to have shot and killed his wife, Margaret Fogleman, 75, before turning the gun on himself. (Jackie Starkey photo)

NEWPORT — The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office has identified the two individuals involved in an alleged murder-suicide that took place in a Newport neighborhood Tuesday.

According to a Wednesday evening release from the CCSO, Alvis William Fogleman, 68, is believed to have shot and killed his wife, Margaret Fogleman, 75, before turning the gun on himself. The incident reportedly occurred after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the couple’s home at 212 Bobby’s Drive, located in a quiet, residential area of Newport located off Lake Road.

The investigation is ongoing. 

According to the release, investigators believe Mr. Fogleman shot his wife with a 9mm handgun as she sat in her recliner Tuesday. He is believed to have been struggling with caregiving for his wife, who had medical conditions, the CCSO alleges.

“Based on evidence at the scene detectives do not believe Mrs. Fogleman had any prior knowledge of what was going to take place,” the release states. “Detectives have no evidence to suggest this was a pre-planned incident.”

Deputies arrived to find the couple deceased, according to a previous statement issued Tuesday. The bodies were transported to Carteret Health Care in Morehead City prior to an autopsy, which was performed Wednesday at Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville.

An official confirmed both died of gunshot wounds to the head.

“We are deeply saddened anytime there is a loss of life. We want our citizens to know that resources are available to help during times of crisis,” Sheriff Asa Buck said in Wednesday’s release.

Deputies who responded Tuesday were on scene following a call from a family member regarding Mr. Fogleman’s behavior, according to the previous release.

Law enforcement and crisis resources are available for those in need to help with caregiving and other stressors, the sheriff said.

“We are here for our citizens in need 24 hours a day every day,” he concluded.


To reach the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call 1-800-273-8255.

To reach RHA’s mobile crisis team, call 1-844-709-4097.

To access Integrated Family Service Mobile Crisis, call 1-866-437-1821.

Trillium Health Resources, the area’s managed care organization, offers mental and behavioral health services at 1-877-685-2415.


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NEWPORT — In a Tuesday afternoon release, the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office said it is investigating an alleged murder-suicide in Newport.

The CCSO said the incident reportedly took place at a home off Bobby’s Drive in Newport just after 1 p.m. Tuesday, when deputies were dispatched after being contacted by a concerned family member.

The unidentified family member reportedly received a “disturbing” phone call from their uncle, who allegedly said he was going to shoot his wife before turning the gun on himself.

When they arrived on scene, deputies reportedly found two individuals dead inside the home, the address of which was not given in Tuesday’s release.

The CCSO reported an elderly man was “having trouble caring for his aging wife who was suffering from preexisting medical conditions.”

Officials are withholding further information while they notify next of kin.

As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, the CCSO had not released any further information about the incident, including the victims’ names or the address of the home where the incident occurred.

Carteret County Sheriff Asa Buck said as of about 2 p.m. Wednesday, his office was still attempting to notify a family member of the victims before releasing the names.


This is a developing report.


Reporter's note: This article was updated at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, to add a photo.