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Courts

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.

    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Larceny on Lincoln Road in Leland; suspect stole a GPS unit from victim’s residence.

    •Larceny on Post Office Road in Leland; suspect stole victim’s Ford E-150 van from residence.

    •Larceny on Highland Drive in Bolivia; suspect stole victim’s mail, including a check and Medicaid cards.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From June 29-July 5, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 30 calls and made three drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies patrolled the following communities: Waterford, Palmetto Creek, Southport, Village Point, Shallotte Point and Compass Point.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Police Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department recovered a $12,000 ring from a Shallotte residence on June 29 with the help of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office. According to Ocean Isle Beach Police, charges are pending.

  • Wilmington Police officer charged with assault on a female in Leland

    A Wilmington police officer living in Leland has been charged with assault.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Capt. Gene Caison, James Rashad Eldridge, 32, of 8529 Glasgow Road NE, Leland, has been charged with assault on a female and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

    Caison said the contributing to the delinquency of juvenile charges were issued because Eldridge allegedly assaulted his wife in front of three children. All three charges are misdemeanors.

  • Leland father, son arrested for cocaine trafficking in Wilmington

    A Leland man and his teenage son have been arrested on cocaine trafficking charges and are in custody at the New Hanover County Detention Center.

    According to a New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office press release, Luis Hernandez and his son Oscar Hernandez were arrested Friday on various drug charges.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on June 29 and 30 in Bolivia.

    Monday, June 29

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth:

    Katherine Allen, simple assault, prayer for judgment continued and costs.

    James Lindsey Arthur, operate vehicle no insurance, fail to yield stopsign/flashing red light, drive/allow motor vehicle no registration, give/lend/borrow license plate, all voluntarily dismissed, complies with all.

  • Ash man charged with June 30 murder in Little River, S.C.

    An Ash man has confessed to the June 30 shooting death of a Columbus County man in Little River, S.C.

    Thomas Edward Shipplett, 57, of 2046 Ash Little River Road, is charged with murder and is in the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway, S.C. As of Monday, bond for Shipplett had not yet been set, said Sgt. Robert Kegler of the Horry County, S.C., Police Department.

    The victim was identified as Dale McDuffie Hammond, 56, of Cerro Gordo.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department recovered a $12,000 ring from a Shallotte residence on June 29 with the help of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office. According to Ocean Isle Beach Police, charges are pending.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances. The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.