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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:

    •Breaking and entering, property damage and larceny on North Windward, Supply; suspect kicked victim’s front door off its hinges.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Second Avenue in Supply; suspect kicked in victim’s door and entered residence.

    •Larceny on High Hill Drive in Shallotte; suspect stole victim’s four-wheeler.

  • OCEAN ISLE BEACH - CRIME REPORT

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department made the following arrests and investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Breaking and entering to storage room on Craven Street.

    •Shannon Renee Benton, 30, of Sunset Beach; charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

    •Andrew Thomas Smeltzer, 35, of Ocean Isle Beach; charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license revoked.

  • 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:

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents during the past week. The information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged James Joseph Winter, 36, of 2914 Bay Village Road, Shallotte, with larceny of check and forgery of check. He stole a check from the victim, filled it out for $100 and attempted to cash it.

    He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $5,000 unsecured bond.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 28, 29, 30 and Nov. 2 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Oct. 28

    Judge Napoleon B. Barefoot Jr. presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Silas Emanuel Acosta, improper equipment, costs.

    Michael Gregory Allen, improper equipment, costs.

    Richard Edom Allen, expired registration card/tag, expired/no inspection sticker, both voluntarily dismissed, complied.

  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Franklin Lanier with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Oct. 26:

    Scott Kenneth Aubry, 31, of 1008 Macklin St., Leland; two counts felony sell/deliver schedule IV controlled substance, three counts felony maintain vehicle/dwelling/place controlled substance, felony trafficking opium or heroin.

  • Detectives searching for suspects in Shallotte armed robbery

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for four black males they say robbed four people at gunpoint at their Shallotte home.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detective Jayne Todd said four victims reported being robbed at gunpoint by four unknown black males at their Maple Hill Road home around 11 p.m. Saturday.

    Each suspect is believed to have been carrying a firearm, Todd said, adding the suspects stole cash.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 21, 22, 23, 26 and 27 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Oct. 21

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

    Terry William Brewer, speeding 64 in a 55 zone, $25 and costs, 30 days to pay; fictitious/canceled/revoked registration card/tag, voluntarily dismissed.

    Joey Franklin Bridgers, threatening phone call, voluntarily dismissed, plaintiff to show cause.

  • 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.