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Public Safety

  • Escaped inmate captured, in custody at Brunswick County Detention Center

    An inmate who escaped from a Columbus County Jail in November has been captured.

    Jimmy Carroll Edwards, 27, of 215 W. Third St., Chadbourn, was arrested last Friday in Clemson, S.C.

    At press time Tuesday, Edwards in custody at the Brunswick County Detention Center in lieu of a $51,500 secured bond.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detective Jayne Todd, Edwards is facing 38 charges in Brunswick County, including fraud, counterfeit checks, obtaining property by false pretences and probation violation.

  • Crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Cambria Court in Sunset Beach; suspect entered an unlocked vehicle and stole a digital camera and credit cards.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Mount Misery Road in Leland; suspect entered victim’s home and stole a camera, a computer and a PlayStation.

    •Property damage at Town Creek Park in Leland; suspect damaged victim’s car.

  • 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.

    •Pursuant to a traffic stop on Village Road, Richard Edward Nance, 22, of 2798 Maco Road, was charged with driving while license revoked. Nance was arrested and taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, and placed under a $3,700 bond for 12 outstanding warrants for failure to appear, and seven different driving while license revoked charges. Nance has court date of June 2.

  • Sunset Beach crime report

    Police on Saturday arrested a man for assaulting his brother.

    Jose Basilio Arrazate Calderon, 33, of 38th Street, was arrested March 22 after his brother was hit over the head with the base of a cordless telephone and sustained an injury, Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said.

    Calderon was charged with simple assault and carrying a concealed weapon, a 100,000-volt stun gun.

  • 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.

    •Identity theft on Village Road; suspect used victims’ Social Security numbers on a tax return.

    •Larceny on Maplewood Court; victim reported that medication was stolen from his bathroom.

    •Marvin Brian Mintz, 32, of 3048 Dillon Way, was arrested for reckless driving, fail to heed to blue lights and sirens and driving while license revoked.

  • 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:

    •Trevor Robert Hamilton, 18, of 383 Dianna Ave. in Thomasville; charged with possession of ounces or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    •Craig Anthony Gurganious, 18, 180 Canterbury Lane in Lexington; charged with possession of ounces or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Shallotte crime report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week:

    •Police arrested Aaron Evans, 26, of 1812 Pintail Ave., Supply, and Angela Beecher, 33, of the same address, on misdemeanor larceny charges for allegedly walking out of Rent-A-Center with a $1,400 computer tower.

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach Police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week:

    •Breaking and entering on Ocean Boulevard West on March 20. Nothing was reported stolen from the residence.

    •Larceny on Rothschild Street on March 21. Several power tools were reported stolen from a construction site. Police have charged Christopher Whittington, 35, of Franklinville, with two counts of breaking and entering and two counts of larceny.

  • Crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Breaking and entering to a vehicle and larceny on Intracoastal Drive in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect entered victim’s car and stole a CB radio.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Hawks Bill Drive in Leland; suspect damaged victim’s door.

    •Larceny on Old Forest Drive in Leland; suspect stole construction materials from a construction site.

  • Brunswick man sentenced to more than 19 years for child pornography charges

    RALEIGH—A Brunswick County man and former Calabash firefighter has recently been sentenced to more than 19 years in federal prison for transmitting child pornography over the Internet.

    U.S. District Judge W. Earl Britt sentenced Collier Douglas Sessoms, 32, of 1074 Captain Court, Calabash, to 235 months in prison and a $5,000 fine for transporting child pornography and obscene materials over the Internet.

    Sessoms pleaded guilty to federal charges in December 2006, according to a U.S. Attorney’s office press release.