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  • Family rescued from overturned boat in Shallotte Inlet

    Sea Tow Ocean Isle, the Coast Guard and the Ocean Isle Beach Police Department helped rescue a family Saturday after their boat overturned in Shallotte inlet.

    According to a Sea Tow Facebook post, the family lost power in their cabin cruiser Saturday, July 22, in Shallotte Inlet. After they drifted into the breakers, the family put a call out to let the Coast Guard know they were taking on water.

  • Supply man accused of selling pills out of his home

    A man is accused of selling pills out of his Supply home in May.

    Ronnie Earl Steen, 67, of Cedar Landing Road was arrested July 18 and charged with felony sell/deliver a schedule II controlled substance, felony maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance, two felony counts of trafficking opium or heroin and one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver a schedule II controlled substance.

  • Man accused of shooting at coworker after argument

    A man is accused of shooting at his coworker after an argument at construction site Monday, July 17.

    No one was injured.  

    Dadrian Earl Todd, 27, was arrested Monday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, according to a Leland Police Department news release.

  • Supply man accused of killing bicyclist jailed on higher bail

    A Supply man charged in a crash July19 that killed a bicyclist was jailed again Friday after his bail was raised to $250,000.

    Ricky Colin Pruett, 42, is charged with felony death by motor vehicle and misdemeanor driving while impaired in the death of 17-year-old David Fetner of Wilmington.

    Fetner was in the 2000 block of Civietown Road when the crash happened at 12:10 p.m., Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad Capt. David Robinson said.

  • Missing dog reunited with family in Holden Beach

    On Saturday, July 1, Nick Bazzle, Kim Jenkins Bazzle and their dogs Macy and Marley arrived in Holden Beach to soak up some sun and sand and spend some time with Nick’s mother, Dolly Kennerly.

    On Monday, July 3, the family was forced to return to their Taylorsville home because of work obligations without Macy.

    Nick said he and his wife arrived at his mother’s house in the early morning hours July 1 and later put the dogs in Dolly’s fenced backyard.

  • State trooper involved in OIB wreck

    A North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper was involved in a two-vehicle collision Monday night in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Trooper R.M. McDermott was driving north on N.C. 179 and turned on his emergency lights to stop a vehicle for an infraction in front of Robertos Ristorante, Sgt. P.M. Sanders said. Two vehicles were in the center lane attempting to turn left into the restaurant.

    The driver of the second vehicle, a Jeep, decided to turn without being able to see any vehicles traveling north and was hit in the right rear by McDermott’s 2014 Dodge Charger.

  • Shallotte man faces charge of indecent liberties with a child

    A Shallotte man is accused of taking indecent liberties with a child last year.

    Alfredo Brigade Quevedo, 48, of Old Shallotte Road was arrested July 17 on the felony charge.

    Warrants show the crime happened between June 1, 2016, and October 30, 2016, with a child younger than 16.

    Quevedo is in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $25,000 bail.

  • Supply man accused of child sex crime charges

    A Supply man is accused of committing sex crimes against a minor.

    Jeff Allen Smith, 39, of Morgan Road was arrested Wednesday, July 12, and charged statutory rape with a child younger than or equal to 15, sexual activity by a substitute parent or custodian and 16 counts of indecent liberties with a child.

    Warrants show the crimes happened Nov. 1, 2016, and April 20.

    Smith remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $1 million bail.

  • Bolivia man reported missing

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Bolivia man.

    John Michael Dreelin, 68, was last seen July 1 in the 1600 block of Midway Road. He is described as a white man with brown eyes and salt-and-pepper hair who may suffer from dementia. He may be driving a silver 2005 Ford Escape SUV with the North Carolina license plate DEL6353.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Brandon Fuller 398-5335 or 911.

  • Marshals arrest man in Southport wanted in Davie County rape case

    U.S. Marshals arrested a man in Southport who was wanted in Davie County on a rape charge.

    U.S. Marshals Task Force-Wilmington Division agents apprehended 32-year-old Kristopher Kraig Jacobson at Abbington Oaks Apartments on Abbington Oaks Way about 6:30 p.m. July 11, Deputy U.S. Marshal Russ Fields said.

    Jacobson was wanted in Davie County on a second-degree rape charge and on state parole violations. Fields said six warrants were issued June 29.