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Courts

  • New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy fired after Leland assault

    LELAND—A New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputy has been fired following an off-duty assault.

    According to a press release from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, Nicholas Ryan Dillon was dismissed following the alleged assault, which is said to have occurred in Brunswick County.

    According to the Leland Police, Dillon was arrested Monday, Nov. 16, and taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Assisting the probation department search the home of Mouhamed Niang, agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit discovered one pound of marijuana, a shotgun and money.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Gene Caison said the probation department requested sheriff’s office assistance to search Niang’s Clark Way home in Winnabow Sunday night.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 12, 13, 16 and 17 in Bolivia.

    Thursday, Nov. 12

    Judge Nancy Phillips presided over the following cases with prosecutor Sara Gardner and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • 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:

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Lanvale Oaks Drive in Leland; suspect forced open victim’s back door, damaging the door and a window.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Lanvale Oaks Drive in Leland; suspect forced open victim’s back door and stole DVDs, a camera, camera charger, money and a credit card.

  • Leland man arrested for weekend break-ins

    LELAND—A Leland man was arrested Saturday, charged with breaking into three homes in the Lanvale Oaks community in Leland.

    Clarence Cornelius Jacobs Jr., 24, of 1577 Bluff Drive NE, Lot 40, Leland, was charged with two counts of breaking and entering, second-degree burglary, larceny and three counts of property damage, according to arrest reports.

    Jacobs was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where he was placed on a $20,000 secured bond.

  • 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 Nov. 9-15, K-9 deputies patrolled the following areas: Carolina Shores, Pinecrest, Brunswick Community College, Lakes of Lockwood, Shell Point and Longwood.

    K-9 deputies conducted checkpoints at Gray Bridge Rod, Beach Drive and Mount Misery Road.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • 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.

  • Superior Court

    The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutors Chris Thomas, Erin Holden and Brooke Smith adjudicated the following cases during a Superior Court session on Oct. 22:

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Nov. 4

    Judge William F. Fairley presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Leslie Dwayne Aycock, improper equipment, costs.

    Matthew Lee Baber, misdemeanor breaking or entering, voluntarily dismissed, state motion to continue denied.

    Melinda Britt Benton, speeding 68 in a 55 zone, prayer for judgment continued and costs.

  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Nov. 2:

    Donald Wesley Adkins, 64, of 435 Orchard Lane, Bolivia; eight counts felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver schedule II controlled substance, eight counts felony sell/deliver schedule II controlled substance, eight counts felony maintain vehicle/dwelling/place controlled substance.