BCSO, Leland PD conduct Operation Restore Order in Navassa

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By Staff Report

On Friday night, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, along with the Leland Police Department, executed Operation Restore Order in the Town of Navassa.

This operation was conducted in response to the recent growth of violent crime and drug activity in the Navassa area.

In a press release, Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram said, “It has become necessary to take extreme enforcement measures in order to bring order to the community of Navassa. The citizens of Navassa deserve to live in peace without fear of stray bullets and thugs terrorizing their neighborhood.

“We will utilize every resource at our disposal to rid this community of the lawlessness, which has recently reached critical levels. Make no mistake if you are part of the problem in this community, or any other within the borders of Brunswick County, we will not rest until you are held accountable for your actions."

The following arrests were made this evening as a result of Operation Restore Order:

•Thomas Vincent Merrick III, 20, of Navassa, two counts of possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute heroin and two counts of sell and deliver heroin.

•Samuelle Breshaun Corbett, 21, conspire to sell and deliver cocaine and possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute cocaine.

•Emanuel Willis, of Navassa, assault inflicting serious injury.

•Kourtnei Danea Martin, 27, of Navssa, simple assault.

•Clearence Cornelius Jacobs Jr., 28, of Navassa, simple assault.

•Tykeem McNeil, 16, possession of marijuana (less than ½ oz.) and resist, hinder and delay.

•Brandyn McClear Barnhill, 28, injury to personal property.