Boyfriend arrested in Mariah Woods case had criminal history

Mariah Woods Suspect has Criminal Record

ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. - Earl Kimrey will appear in court Monday on charges connected to the death of 3-year-old Mariah Woods.

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Kimrey is charged with concealing a death, obstruction of justice, second-degree burglary, felony larceny and possession of stolen property.

Investigators say Kimrey is the live-in boyfriend of Kristy Woods, the mother of 3-year-old Mariah Woods. She was reported missing Nov. 27. Her body was found in a creek Saturday.

Kimrey has a criminal past. According to the Department of Public Safety's website, he's been convicted of larceny twice, assault on a government official, and drunk and disorderly conduct.

According to Kimrey's Facebook page, he grew up in Mebane and attended Alamance Community College where he studied heating and air conditioning.

"He's a cool, laid back, liked to have fun, normal guy," said Doug Blouin Jr, Kimrey's friend of more than 15 years. Blouin said he used to spend a lot of time with Kimrey when he lived in Alamance County.

"When I heard the news, it blew my mind," he said. "I was like there ain't no way! I had to read the article over and over and over and I still don't believe it."

Kimrey is being held at the Onslow County Detention Center under a $1.01 million bond. He's scheduled in court Monday morning at 8 a.m. 

District Attorney Erie Lee says more charges are possible, based on the results of the medical examiner's report.

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