Carteret Co prosecutors announce convictions

BEAUFORT, N.C. (WNCT) – The Carteret County District Attorney’s Office announced prosecutors secured two more convictions in court with guilty pleas.

District Attorney Scott Thomas said that Robert Kirschbaum, of Newport, pleaded guilty to Habitual Impaired Driver and Felony Failure to appear. He also had two counts of misdemeanor possession.



Troopers stopped Kirschbaum on November 29, 2014 and he had a blood alcohol level of .08.

Kirschbaum had prior DWI convictions.

Kirschbaum also was one of three people who tried to avoid trial in August of 2015.

He has a total prison sentence of 29 to 54 months.



The office also says that Adam Tobin, 29, pleaded guilty to cocaine charges. On June 19, 2013, Tobin sold cocaine to an undercover informant working with the Morehead City Police Department.

Tobin has past convictions for possession and breaking and entering a motor vehicle.

Tobin will spend the next 20 to 43 months in prison.

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