• 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 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 July 14-19, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 20 calls and made three drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies patrolled the following communities: Crow Creek, RiverSea, Carolina Place, Goose Marsh and Palmetto Creek.

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

  • Two suspects arrested for breaking into coin-operated machines

    Two suspects have arrested and charged with a slew of break-ins to coin-operated machines.

    James Frederick Burris, 36, of 4405 Rounding Run Road, Shallotte, was charged with three counts of breaking into a coin/currency machine and three counts of damage to a coin/currency machine. Burris was also charged with a drug court violation.

    Burris was arrested July 19 and taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where he was placed on a $115,000 bond.

  • Victim scammed in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated a reported incident of obtaining money by false pretenses.

    The victim on Old Oak Lane reported July 16 being sent a counterfeit check for rental money over the assessed amount of rental. In return, money was to be sent to someone in the United Kingdom claiming it was for a limousine as the perpetrator planned to move to the United States.

    Police also arrested Gregory Hardee, 42, on July 19 for assault on a female.

    William Joe Farris, 29, was arrested July 15 on a drunk and disruptive charge on Queen Anne Street.

  • S.C. fugitive arrested in Brunswick County

    A South Carolina fugitive wanted for kidnapping, domestic violence and resisting arrest has been arrested in Brunswick County.

    Twenty-six year-old Bobby Andrew Wilson, of 778 Freemont Road, Longs, S.C., was arrested July 9 on fugitive warrants from Horry County, S.C.

    In addition to the kidnapping, domestic violence and resisting arrest warrants, Wilson was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine, possession of ½ ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on July 1, 2, 6 and 7 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, July 1

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

    Incha Britto, maintain place for prostitution, aid and abet prostitution, charges consolidated, Brunswick County Jail 45 days, suspended sentence 12 months, unsupervised probation 12 months, remit costs, seized $47,344-forfeit to general fund in accordance with general statute.

  • Woman thrown from ATV in head-on collision

    A Leland woman was killed July 12 after she was thrown from an ATV.

    Around 8 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 31-year-old David Kent Beasley of Leland was driving on rural unpaved road 1413 when he allegedly drove left of center and collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle, Sgt. T.W. Pope of the N.C. State Highway Patrol said.

    Beasley was driving about 35 mph when he collided with a 2001 Honda passenger vehicle driven by 28-year-old Charlie Samuel Ward, who was driving about 15 mph, Pope said.

  • District Court Docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on July 8, 9, 10, 13 and 14 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, July 8

    Judge Scott Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk and Lisa Quick:

    Ashley C. Ackerman, improper equipment, costs.

    James Micheal Allison, improper equipment, costs.

  • Brunswick County grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Robert Floyd Jr. with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Lisa Gore returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on July 6:

    Jason Joel Berry; felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver cocaine, felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver schedule I controlled substance, misdemeanor possession drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor possession marijuana up to one-half ounce.

    John Christopher Blake; felony indecent liberties with child.

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach Police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week.

    •Police charged Archie Maurice Bullard Jr., 41, of 2405 Amigo Drive, Fayetteville, with assault on a female. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center.

    •Police charged Dana Hagins Wright, 39, of 110 Lake Clair, Fayetteville, with simple physical assault.