Mr. Gabriel Adkins Sr., a life long native of Elizabeth City, NC is the Founder and President of Adkins Memorial Funeral Home. (304809)
Mr. Gabriel Adkins Sr., a life long native of Elizabeth City, NC is the Founder and President of Adkins Memorial Funeral Home. Credit: Adkins Memorial Funeral Home

Elizabeth City Councilman Gabriel Adkins says that he has surveillance video footage of Pasquotank County deputy relieving himself at his funeral home property and alleges that the act was in retaliation for his outspoken views regarding the April shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.

It isn’t immediately clear from a report from the Herald if it was one or more deputies who took turns over the past weekend urinating on the lawn of the funeral home, but Adkins is clear in saying that he thinks the acts are premeditated attacks against him.

“Since this case with Andrew Brown, I’ve been out protesting,” Adkins said to the News & Observer, another local publication, on Monday. “I really feel like they are retaliating back against me. Maybe they didn’t know I had surveillance, but it’s a funeral home.”

Adkins also adds to claims that Pasquotank County deputies who previously provided escort support for funeral services are no longer taking his requests.

“I’m just getting real worried I might be the next target, or they’re trying to set me up,” Adkins said. “On top of it being a crime.”

Adkins said that he intends to look into legal representation.