On July 5, 2016 at approximately 2:37 AM Emerald Isle Police, Fire, and EMS responded to Poor Man’s Condo Dr. in Emerald Isle in reference to a report of a woman who had been struck by a motor vehicle that was called in by witnesses. Responding units found Denise Dixon Mullins, 58, of New Bern, NC in serious condition and suffering from several traumatic injuries as a result of the incident. She was immediately transported to Carteret Health Care in Morehead City by Emerald Isle EMS.
The investigation of this incident by the police department revealed that Mullins and her boyfriend Clyde Alfred Potter, 53, of Blounts Creek, NC had been engaged in a domestic dispute that led to the incident. It was reported that Mullins was being dropped off at a residence in Emerald Isle by Potter and when she attempted to exit the vehicle, Potter sped off and ran her over, before fleeing the scene. Potter was later apprehended at his home by the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.
Potter has been charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury and Felony Hit and Run with injury. He is currently being held in the Beaufort County Jail with no bond. Potter has a first appearance on July 6, 2016 in Carteret County, NC.
At the time of this release Mullins was reported in stable condition at Carteret Health Care.
No additional information is being released at this time.
Contact: Chief Jeff Waters FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Phone: (252) 354-2021 4:00 PM July 5, 2016