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Courts

  • 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 Aug. 24-30, K-9 deputies answered 23 calls, wrote 10 uniform citations and made 10 drug arrests.

    Deputies set up driver’s license checkpoints at the following locations: Pireway Road, Ash-Little River Road, Stone Chimney Road, Old Ocean Highway and Chappell Loop Road.

    The following suspects were charged. All information is taken directly from arrest reports and citations.

  • Speeding leads to three drug arrests

    CHADBOURN—Three Brunswick County residents were arrested Sunday, Aug. 30, in Columbus County for possession with intent to sell marijuana.

    According to Whiteville’s The News Reporter, N.C. State Highway Patrol trooper Ronnie Walker stopped the suspects’ car for speeding on Sunday north of Chadbourn.

    Around 4 p.m., Walker called for a sheriff’s deputy and a drug-detecting dog to go to U.S. 74 near the N.C. 410 interchange, after Walker saw evidence of marijuana on the shirt of a front-seat passenger, according to a sheriff’s office report.

  • 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 to a motor vehicle and larceny on Holden Beach Road in Supply; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole a cell phone and a pack of cigarettes.

    •Property damage on the Brick Landing Golf Course; suspect drove on the golf green, damaging the course.

  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Lisa Gore returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Aug. 3:

    Laura Earlene Albright, 21, of 620 Southport-Supply Road, Bolivia; felony conspiracy, felony common law robbery.

    Victor Basily, 40, of 9650 Shore Drive Apt. 208, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two counts felony trafficking opium or heroin, felony obtain controlled substance by fraud/forgery, felony identity theft.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 5, 6, 7, 10 and 11 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Aug. 5

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

    Kelle Ann Adams, improper equipment, costs.

    Ronald Patrick Alexander, improper equipment, costs.

    Jacob Lee Allen, reckless driving to endanger, $100 and costs; speeding 100 in a 60 zone, voluntarily dismissed.

    Robbie Dale Allen, improper equipment, costs.

  • 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 to an automobile and larceny on Willow Street in Supply; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole a wallet.

    •Larceny on Holden Beach Road; suspect stole planters from victim’s business.

    •Harassing phone calls on Gate 61 in Carolina Shores.

  • Grand jury indictments

     The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Lisa Gore returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Aug. 10:

    Harry Ballard, 48, of 2848 Cedar Hill Road, Leland; felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver schedule II controlled substance, felony conspire sell/deliver schedule II controlled substance.

  • District Court Docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 12, 13, 14, 17 and 18 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Aug. 12

    William F. Fairley presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk and Lisa Quick:

    Kimberly S. Anderson, expired registration card/tag, voluntarily dismissed.

    Kellie Lynn Beeson, recreational fishing without a license, voluntarily dismissed.

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte Police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents during the past week.

    •Police charged Christopher Allen Bennett, 19, of 358 Ivy Wood Lane, Surfside Beach, S.C., with driving while impaired and attempting to elude arrest. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $500 secured bond.

    •Obtaining property by false pretenses; suspect took victim’s DVD player, returned it to Walmart and received cash for it.