Habitual Felon Rearrested On Felony Charges

PRINCETON – A convicted habitual felon was rearrested last month after Johnston County deputies were called to his home. On February 10th, deputies were requested to assist the Department of Social Services with a case in the 200 block of Arrowhead Drive, Princeton, the home of Scotty Dewayne Hughes.

Officers said they located five firearms at Hughes residence along with drug paraphernalia.

The 50 year-old man was charged with five felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was held on a $75,000 bond.

According to the NC Department of Public Safety website, Hughes criminal record dates back to 1991, including a 2018 conviction for being an habitual felon. His prior felony convictions include hit and run resulting in injury, habitual impaired driving, breaking and entering, and larceny. Court records also indicate he was convicted in 2015 for possession of a firearm by a felon in Onslow County.


  1. Now if he is a habitual felon why is his bond so low ? If he was of color his bond would be way over the top! The system is jacked up !

      • The people who most often obsess over race are usually the most racist. The rest of us see individual cases as individual cases. Others see every anecdote and case as a part of a systemic problem which doesn’t exist. In order to make such an accusation we would have to know about every judge and jury who has been involved with this guy’s life of crime and assume they all made a conscious decision to take it easy on this guy just because he is white.

        That being said….this guy should have been locked up for good a long time ago.

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