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Courts

  • Grand jury indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Kay Fowler returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on March 16:

    Zachary Othell Allen, 26, of 69 Daniels Road, Riegelwood; misdemeanor assault on a female, misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, felony assault by strangulation.

    Larry Lee Brown, 21, of 3545 Grist Creek Wynd, Leland; felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver marijuana, misdemeanor possession drug paraphernalia.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on March 18, 20, 23 and 24 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, March 18

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk and Michelle Warth:

    Isaac Ballard Jr., speeding 69 in a 60 zone, costs.

    John Mester Barbazon, take more than recreational limit, Brunswick County Jail 10 days, suspended sentence 24 months, unsupervised probation 24 months, $35 and costs, not violate any criminal laws, 30 days to pay.

  • Supply man charged with failing to comply with sex offender requirements

    A registered sex offender was arrested last week for failing to comply with his sex offender requirements by not notifying authorities of an address change.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Capt. Gene Caison said Steven Earl Taylor, 34, reported to law enforcement he was living at 2483 Jolly Roger Drive in Supply as part of his requirements as a registered sex offender.

    But after weeks of routine sex offender checks by sheriff’s office patrol deputies, Taylor could not be found at the Jolly Roger home since Feb. 7.

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte police are investigating similar thefts at two businesses Monday.

    Officers reported two African-American females entered the UPS store March 23 and asked to use the restroom. One suspect went to the restroom while the other talked to the clerk.

    After they had left in a black SUV, the clerk went to the back of the store and found her purse stolen.

  • One more missing monument turtle found in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police on Sunday located a metal turtle believed to be part of a monument dismantled by vandals last week near the island gazebo.

    Sunset Beach Deputy Police Chief Steve Smith said the turtle was found under stairs at a house on 35th Street. A neighbor reported the find to police, who are still investigating.

    The Sunset Beach Turtle Patrol is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved in the incident that occurred sometime overnight March 15 or 16.

  • 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 March 16-22, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 21 calls and issued nine uniformed citations, including failure to appear, no operator’s license, littering, open container and driving while license revoked.

  • 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:

    •Property damage on Palmetto Lane in Bolivia; suspect broke victim’s sign.

    •Larceny on Green Hill Road in Bolivia; suspect took victim’s lawnmower.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Newgate Court in Bolivia; suspect broke victim’s door frame.

  • 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.

  • Holden Beach police report

    Holden Beach Police officers investigated the following incidents and charged the following suspects. All information is taken directly from incident reports and citations.

    •Brian Scott Watson, 19, of 1460 Sykes St. SW, Supply, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop on Ocean Boulevard West on March 9.

    •Shannon Christine Curran, 45, of 6900 Mendelssohn Drive, Clemmons, was charged with no operator’s license after she was stopped for speeding on Ocean Boulevard West on March 24.

  • Driver rear-ends sheriff's deputy's vehicle

    A Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy’s vehicle was rear-ended last week while he was stopped at the intersection of U.S. 17 and N.C. 211 in Supply.

    According to a North Carolina State Highway Patrol report, sheriff’s deputy Brian Chism was stopped at the light on U.S. 17 South when Bruce William Seaman, 63, of 1105 Magenta Court, Leland, failed to stop and rear-ended Chism’s car. Seaman was driving a 1998 Honda at about 20 mph when he struck Chism’s vehicle.

    No injuries were reported.