Kill Devil Hills Man Surrenders to Police After Eight Months, Faces Multiple Charges

Kill Devil Hills Man Surrenders to Winston-Salem Police After Eight Months of Being Reported Missing

A Kill Devil Hills man who was reported missing last year and left a suicide note has finally turned himself in to the Winston-Salem police. Jackie Ray Price, 48, is now facing multiple charges.

The Kill Devil Hills Police Department issued a news release on January 11, seeking the public’s help in locating Price. He had been reported missing on May 8, 2023, and a suicide note was found at his residence. However, no body was discovered, leading investigators to believe that Price was still alive and trying to evade arrest for several criminal charges.

At the time of his disappearance, Price was under investigation for felony indecent exposure, seven counts of felony secret peeping (creating photographic images), and seven counts of misdemeanor secret peeping. Incidents of indecent exposure had been reported at a McDonald’s restaurant and a “Peeping Tom” incident occurred at the Cavalier Motel, both in Kill Devil Hills. During the investigation, Price’s cell phone was seized, and seven videos of women inside their hotel rooms were recovered.

Despite the suicide note, investigators suspected that Price was using it as a smokescreen and had left the area. However, they believed that he may still be in contact with individuals in the Outer Banks area. Warrants were obtained for the 15 charges against him.

Thanks to the public’s assistance, Price’s location was narrowed down to the Winston-Salem area. The Kill Devil Hills Police Department expressed gratitude to the Winston-Salem Police Department for their efforts in alerting the community about Price’s possible presence. The Winston-Salem police conducted multiple investigations, followed up on leads, and even conducted overnight surveillance in potential hiding spots. Their relentless efforts ultimately led Price to surrender himself on January 14.

Price is now in custody and is facing a total bond of $405,000 for the various charges against him. Kill Devil Hills detectives traveled to Winston-Salem on Monday morning to interview Price. His first court date is scheduled for February 19, 2024, in Dare County.

This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of cooperation between law enforcement agencies and the community in ensuring the safety and security of all individuals. The Kill Devil Hills Police Department commends the public for their assistance and the Winston-Salem Police Department for their dedication in apprehending Price.

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