• Former detention officer charged with assault

    A former Brunswick County detention officer has been charged with assault on a female.

    Shallotte Police charged Gregory Robert Smith, 26, of 628 Village Road, Shallotte, with assault on a female Nov. 19.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Charlie Miller said Smith was employed as a detention officer from March 11, 2008, until he resigned Nov. 20.

    Smith was making an annual salary of $28,789, Miller said.

    Smith’s district court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 18.

  • Teen charged with burglary

     SUNSET BEACH—Police arrested a teenager Sunday and charged him on several counts of burglary and larceny.

    Charles Arthur Smith, 16, of Maxton, was charged Nov. 9 with first-degree burglary, larceny after burglary and four counts of breaking and entering of motor vehicles in Sunset Beach.

  • Public record

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

    Wednesday, Nov. 5

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

    James C. Abernathy, improper equipment, costs.

    Kellie Jean Abernethy, improper equipment, $25 and costs; no operator’s license, expired registration card/tag, expired/no inspection sticker, all voluntarily dismissed.

  • Brunswick County grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Craig Ellis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Kay Fowler returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Oct. 27:

    Sarah Elizabeth Allan, 16, of 162 NW 5th St., Oak Island; three counts felony break or enter a motor vehicle, three counts misdemeanor attempted larceny.

    Carl Henry Alston, 35, of 457 Colony Lane SE, Leland; felony murder, felony first-degree rape, felony first-degree kidnapping.


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

    • A hit-and-run accident on Causeway Drive. A vehicle backed into a parked vehicle and left the scene.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit issued the following charges last week. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports and citations, are:

    •Reese Talbort McDonald, 20, of 205 NE 54th St., Bolivia; charged with felony possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    •Bobbi Lynn Davis, 37, of 2371 Captains Wheel Ave., Holden Beach; charged with possession of ½ ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • 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 and breaking and entering on Boundaryline Drive in Calabash; suspect busted out victim’s vehicle windows.

    •Breaking and entering to a vehicle, larceny and property damage on Briarwood Drive in Calabash; suspect broke victim’s passenger window and stole money, CDs and tools.

  • Leland crime report

    Leland police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.

    •Larceny on New Pointe Boulevard; suspects stole a flat screen TV from Walmart.

    •Obtaining property by false pretenses on Thomas Garst Lane; suspect ran a money exchange scam on one of his employees, taking $150 from the employee.

    •Domestic assault on Giles Place; Johnny Edwards Williams, Jr., 39, of 843 Giles Place, Leland, was charged with domestic assault.

  • Oak Island man charged with coin machine break-in, theft; more warrants coming

    Police charged Daniel Chris Gibides, 39, of 3 St. Andrew’s Drive, Oak Island, with felony breaking and entering and misdemeanor damaging a coin-operated machine at Hill’s Grocery Store on Main Street.

    The reporting officer caught Gibides breaking into a Pepsi machine. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed on a $12,000 secured bond.

    Police also investigated similar coin-operated machine break-ins at GoGas, Black’s Tire Service, Kimball’s Furniture, Lowes Foods and Shallotte Electric Stores.

  • Leland police report

    Leland police officers investigated the following incidents last week and issued the following charges. All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.

    •Larceny on Village Road; suspect left Food Lion with an undisclosed amount of groceries without paying for them.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Lanvale Road; victim reported her boyfriend broke into her vehicle and stole money from her.

    •Property damage on Grandiflora Drive; victim reported an unknown suspect struck his mailbox, damaging it.