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Public Safety

  • Former officer testifies in wrongful termination trial against town of Holden Beach

    BOLIVIA—Attorneys for the plaintiff and the defendant agree—Terri Oxford and Holden Beach Police Chief Wally Layne did not get along while Oxford worked as a police officer at the town of Holden Beach.

    But what a Brunswick County jury must decide is whether Oxford was wrongfully terminated from the Holden Beach Police Department by Layne based on her gender.

    In October 2008, Oxford sued the town of Holden Beach for wrongful termination and gender discrimination. Testimony in the lawsuit began Monday, July 19, in Brunswick County Superior Court.

  • Shallotte crime report

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged Kevin Vinson Scott, 22, of 1352 Sweetwater Lane S.W., Supply, with breaking and entering, possession of cocaine and vandalism. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed under a $15,000 secured bond.

  • Two arrested for breaking and entering at Leland home

    LELAND—Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested two suspects involved in a residential breaking and entering in Leland Wednesday evening.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, a man returned to his Lincoln Road home around 4 p.m. to find two male suspects leaving his residence with his single-barrel 12-guage shotgun. The man immediately called 911, and deputies responded to the Lincoln Road home.

  • Supply man arrested for stealing truck, appliances

    A Supply man was arrested Tuesday for stealing a truck with more than $11,000 worth of appliances in it.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, detectives responded to the Kangaroo at 16 Ocean Highway West around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, when someone reported a stolen truck.

    Stanley said the truck, which is owned by Crossroads Appliances, had about $11,351 worth of appliances in the truck bed when it was stolen.

  • Golf clubs stolen in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police are investigating larceny of golf clubs reported July 11 on the island.

    On July 8, Sunset Beach police arrested William Howard Clements Jr., 47, for drunk and disruptive conduct and assault on a law enforcement officer.

  • Shallotte man arrested for indoor marijuana grow operation

    SHALLOTE—Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit have arrested a Shallotte man for an indoor marijuana growing operation.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, Marcus Charles Carlson, 23, of 1336 Oriole Lane SW, Shallotte, was arrested Wednesday, July 7, on multiple drug charges.

    Carlson was charged with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, manufacture marijuana, maintaining a dwelling to keep a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Ocean Isle Beach - Crime Report

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

    •Larceny and breaking and entering at the Ocean Isle Beach pier parking lot; a cell phone was taken from a vehicle.

    •Call for service on West Second Street and Dawson Street; a golf cart caught fire.

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach Police investigated the following incidents and charged the following individuals from June 22 through July 12:

    •Danny Davis Foster, 36, of Fayetteville, was charged with driving while license revoked and displaying a fictitious registration plate.

    •Jessie Daniel Stewart, 20, of Supply, was charged with displaying an expired registration plate and no insurance.

    •Amanda Geraldine Dunn, 23, of Shallotte, was charged with displaying an expired registration plate.

  • Woman pleads guilty to robbery that led to restaurant owner’s death

    BOLIVIA—Two men have been convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison for their roles in the 2007 murder of Oak Island restaurateur Phillip Cook, and last month, another co-conspirator pleaded guilty to her role in the robbery that led to Cook’s death.

  • Shallotte crime report

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged Tyiah MacKenzie Pence, 22, of 67 Shamrock Drive, Sunset Beach, with domestic violence at CVS Pharmacy after the victim reported Pence assaulted him, hitting him about the body and face. Pence was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center with no bond.