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Courts

  • K-9 bites drug, weapon suspect

    Around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, a Brunswick County K-9 deputy responded to a Leland Police Department request to assist a vehicle search on U.S. 74-76 in Leland.

    According to the sheriff’s office, several packets of suspected heroin and a 40-caliber semi-automatic handgun were discovered in the suspect’s vehicle.

  • Grand jury indictments for March 9

    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 9:

    Rudolph Bellamy, 50, of 802 Randolphville Road, Bolivia; misdemeanor possession drug paraphernalia, driving while license revoked, DWI, felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver marijuana, felony possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine, reckless driving to endanger.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on March 11, 12, 13, 16 and 17 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, March 11

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

    Jeffrey Wayne Barnes, driving while license revoked, possession drug paraphernalia, charges consolidated, Brunswick County Jail 45 days, suspended sentence 24 months, unsupervised probation 24 months, $200 and costs, not violate any criminal laws, 30 days to pay.

  • 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.

  • K-9 enforcement 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 9-15, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 21 calls and issued five uniformed citations, including open container, driving while license revoked, expired registration, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Two suspects wanted for drug trafficking

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit are seeking two suspects wanted for drug trafficking.

    Garbiel Dominique Hankins, 23, and Rodrick Recirda Bryant, 26, both of 1235 Clay Branch Road, Supply, are wanted for multiple drug charges, including trafficking in cocaine.

    According to Sgt. Steve Lanier, Hankins is on pre-trial release for pending drug, driving while impaired and flee/elude arrest charges. Drug agents searched the Clay Branch Road home last Friday after a weeks-long investigation of Hankins and Bryant.

  • Two charged with child abuse

    Two suspects have been charged with child abuse stemming from a previous investigation of a third suspect.

    Frederick Patton, 36, and Mellissa Norris Patton, 33, both of 485 Hexagon Drive, Supply, were charged with felony child abuse-sexual act.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detective Sgt. Donna Simpson, Frederick Patton and Mellissa Patton were both in the Brunswick County Detention Center; each on a $50,000 secured bond.

  • District Court Docket

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

    Wednesday, March 4

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

    Ryan Lewis Agner, improper equipment, costs.

    Hector D. Alverez, unsafe movement, voluntarily dismissed.

    Philippe Ramos Arroyas, expired registration card/tag, voluntarily dismissed.

    Brooks Jackson Bailey, improper equipment, costs.

  • 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 2-8, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 24 calls and issued 18 uniformed citations.

    K-9 deputies patrolled and set up driver’s license checkpoints in the following areas: N.C. 211 and Big Macedonia Road, Northwest Road, Sunset Harbor Road and Ocean Isle Beach and Lakewood roads.

  • Calabash woman charged with breach of trust

    A former Ash resident now living in New Jersey is claiming her ex-stepdaughter stole from her and her disabled son.

    According to a North Myrtle Beach, S.C., incident report, Rita Tucker, who now lives in New Jersey, said her ex-stepdaughter Tiffany Ann Horner stole an electric wheelchair and furniture from Tucker and her son.

    Horner, 30, of 875 Calabash Road NW, Calabash, was charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent valued at $5,000 or more. She was arrested Feb. 18, and released the following day on a $1,000 bond, according to detention center records.