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Public Safety

  • Sheriff asks commissioners for more deputies and detectives

    LELAND—With 850 square miles to cover, Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett says he needs more deputies to patrol roads, more resource officers in the schools and more detectives to investigate cases.

    Hewett presented the sheriff’s office budget requests to county commissioners at the board’s retreat Tuesday.

    “I understand this might be a tight year,” Hewett said.

  • 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:

    •Reginald Antoin McMillian, 24, of 815 Apt. B 11th St., Southport; charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine and resisting a public officer. At press time Tuesday, McMillian was in custody at the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.

  • Shallotte police report

    Shallotte Police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week.

    All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.

  • LELAND POLICE REPORT

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

    •Michael Terrelle Bordeaux, 25, was arrested for driving while license revoked on Old Fayetteville Road.

    •Larceny on Wind Lake Way and Layne Court; suspect stole a metal door from a backhoe.

    •Pursuant to a domestic violence investigation on Hunterstone Drive, Titus Emmanuel, 23, of 1006 Hunterstone Drive Apt. 105, was arrested for assault on a female and resist, obstruct and delay.

  • Drug report

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

    •David Wayne Parker, 31, of 486 Shepard Court in Taylorsville; charged with felony possession of cocaine and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

    •Michael Anthony Gore, 43, of 161 Marlowtown Road in Calabash; charged with felony possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Police arrest one for driving while impaired, speeding

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Police officers arrested an Ocean Isle Beach man Saturday night for speeding while he was driving impaired.

    Larry Gene Freeman, 62, was charged with driving while impaired and speeding, according to the incident report.

  • Holden Beach Police investigate breaking and entering

    Holden Beach Police officers are investigating a breaking and entering reported Feb. 16.

    The victim reported a laser level, a Dell wireless module and $10 worth of change were stolen for the Halstead Street home.

  • Detention officers return to work, SBI report not yet released

    BOLIVIA—Two Brunswick County Detention Officers who have been on paid administrative leave following the sudden death of an inmate in jail last month have been allowed to return to work.

    Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett said Monday detention officers Karl Scoggins and Dustin Riddle “are off paid administrative leave effective immediately.”

    Scoggins and Riddle have been on paid administrative leave since Jan. 23, when Senaca Marrell Vaught, 32, of 371 Tree Acres Drive in Calabash, died suddenly while in custody at the Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • Man arrested on 20 drug charges, detained on $1 million bond

    LELAND—A Hampstead man has been arrested on 20 drug-related charges.

    According to arrest reports, Luis Miguel Gamboa-Gomez, 25, of 3212 Highway 210 W., has been charged with the following: 10 counts of trafficking in cocaine, two counts of manufacturing cocaine, two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine, four counts of sell/deliver cocaine and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Lt. Mickey Smith, head of the drug enforcement unit, said the SWAT team assisted drug agents in the arrest.

  • 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 on Neese Circle in Leland; suspect cut victim’s window screen.

    •Larceny of a tag on Medical Campus Drive in Supply; suspect removed tag from victim’s vehicle.

    •Larceny on Green Swamp Road in Ash; suspect removed items from victim’s property.