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Public Safety

  • No charges in double shooting, investigation ongoing

    No charges have been filed in a double-shooting, but assistant district attorney Lee Bollinger said the investigation is ongoing.

    “There are two or three areas we need to do some follow-up in, which may take some time,” Bollinger said about the investigation.

    Bollinger met with the victims’ families last Friday morning.

    The victims, Donovan Charles Morrison, 22, of 5088 Little Prong Road, Ash, and Calvin Mosley, 27, of Plantation Drive, Little River, S.C., were shot around 2 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23.

  • Two arrested at South Brunswick High for weapons, drugs

    Two men were arrested Friday afternoon at South Brunswick High School for having weapons, drugs and alcohol on school property.

    The suspects, Michael Dean Stout, 19, of 10267 N.C. 86, Providence, and Christopher Kory Jeffries, 20, of 1712 McCrary Road, Burlington, are not students at the school, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Gene Caison said.

    Stout was charged with possession of a malt beverage on school property, possession of a weapon on school property and no driver’s license.

  • 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 David Mart, 51, of Gate 3, Ocean Isle Beach, with driving while impaired and possession of drug paraphernalia after a checkpoint stop.

    •Larceny of an air conditioning unit at Bedland; suspect removed an $800 air conditioning unit without permission.

    •Vandalism/property damage on Wild Raven Street; suspect slashed the victim’s tires, causing $200 in damage.

  • OCEAN ISLE BEACH CRIME REPORT

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

    •Larceny of boat on Isle Plaza; victim reported a 12-foot flat bottom boat missing.

    •Larceny of motor vehicle on Via Old Sound; a golf cart was found submerged in water but was recovered.

  • K-9 officer thwarts breaking and entering, suspects linked to other area thefts

    Two suspects were arrested after a K-9 enforcement team officer spotted a suspicious vehicle backed up to the gate of a business on N.C. 211 near Southport.

    K-9 Enforcement Team Sgt. Tommy Tolley stopped the two men early last Thursday morning. They were charged with having burglary tools and possession of marijuana and were later linked to other areas thefts.

  • DRUG REPORT

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

    •Thomas Anthony Lamontanaro, 63, of 9786 Wayne St., Leland; charged with simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • SUNSET BEACH CRIME REPORT

    A Shallotte man was charged with filing a false police report Friday after telling Sunset Beach police his car had been stolen.

    Stephen Phelps, 36, of Bricklanding Road, told police on Aug. 29 his 2000 Volkswagen Jetta had been stolen from the parking lot at Hardee’s on N.C. 904.

  • M.E.: Woman likely still alive when vehicle set on fire

    Valerie Burns, the woman whose body was found in a burning car in Leland on July 30, may have been alive when the car was set on fire, according to the medical examiner’s findings.

    No arrests have been made, but Capt. Gene Caison with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, said detectives are following “strong leads.”

    “We have some strong leads that we are pursuing that we feel confident about,” Caison said. “We feel good about the case that we’ll be able to bring a resolution to it.”

  • Charges against lieutenant dismissed

    Assault charges filed against Sheriff’s Office Lt. Richard Long have been dismissed.

    Long, 41, of Winnabow was charged with assault on a female and assault inflicting serious injury, both of which were dismissed Monday.

    According to the clerk of court, the charges were dismissed due to “insufficient evidence to proceed.”

    Long was taken off administrative leave and returned to full duty effective Tuesday, Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram said.

  • Shooting suspect released on bond

    A Supply man has been released on a $150,000 bond after turning himself in to the sheriff’s office for allegedly shooting a man in Supply.

    Joseph Washington IV, 24, of 670 Smith Road, was charged Aug. 24 with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury.

    Washington turned himself in to the Brunswick County Detention Center around noon Aug. 25 and was released on $150,000 secured bond at 7 p.m. the same day.