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Public Safety

  • May is zero-tolerance month for impaired driving, underage drinking

    BOLIVIA—It’s more than zero-tolerance month for Sarah Garner.

    For Garner, while May has been declared zero-tolerance month for impaired driving, the state’s safety resource prosecutor says it’s more than that.

    “It’s the zero-tolerance millennium,” Garner said at Monday’s kickoff event for Zero-Tolerance Month at Brunswick Community College.

    Impaired driving, Garner stressed, is not accidental.

  • Bolivia man arrested for shooting

    BOLIVIA—A Bolivia man was arrested for a shooting at his home late Monday night.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, sheriff’s deputies responded to a shooting incident at 450 Colonial Landing Road in Bolivia around 11:45 p.m. Monday, May 2.

    Donas Jermaine Johnson, 21, of 259 Colonial Landing Road, suffered a single gunshot wound to the neck. Johnson was taken to Brunswick Community Hospital before deputies arrived at the scene, Stanley said.

  • Two deputies transferred for incident in Shallotte

    Two Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies have been transferred from the road patrol unit following an incident in Shallotte last month.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram, deputies Tony Henson and Joshua Smith were transferred from road patrol following an incident April 12. Henson was given a written reprimand.

    Around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, Henson and Smith were on patrol in the Copas Road area near Shallotte when they saw a person walking on the side of the road.

  • Sheriff’s office searching for missing Southport man

    UPDATE: William Tyler Wood was found Wednesday afternoon in Raleigh.

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing Southport man.

    William Tyler Wood, 27, of Southport, has been missing since April 21.

    Wood has a light complexion, red hair and blue eyes. He is 6-feet-2-inches tall and has a scar on the right side of his forehead.

  • Brunswick County building inspector settles with state code officials

    RALEIGH—Brunswick County’s chief building inspector Delaney Aycock has settled with the state’s qualifications board.

    According to a voluntary settlement agreement between Aycock and the N.C. Code Officials Qualification Board in Raleigh, the board investigated various claims regarding Aycock’s inspection work at Seascape, a gated community near Holden Beach.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

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

    •Burglary and larceny on Boones Neck Road in Supply; suspect entered victim’s residence and stole three rifles from victim’s home.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Buckeye Street in Supply; suspect entered victim’s home, ripped out the house’s wiring and stole clothes and a book bag.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Larceny of a utility trailer from a parking lot on Whiteville Road in Shallotte.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit charged the following suspects last week.

    •Susan G. Wood, 41, of 1472-5 Copas Road, Shallotte, was charged with one count of conspire to traffic opium or heroin, four counts of trafficking opium or heroin, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of maintaining a dwelling to keep a controlled substance, one count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule IV controlled substance and sell and deliver a schedule IV controlled substance.

  • No suspects, arrests in South Brunswick football star murder

    No arrests have been made in the case of slain South Brunswick High School football star Marcus Hankins.

    The 19-year old high school senior was fatally shot around 1 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at a private party at Brunswick County’s Democratic Headquarters on Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Charlie Miller on Tuesday said no arrests have been made in the case, and investigators have no suspects.

  • Additional charges filed; bonds increased for murder suspects of Shallotte Realtor

    BOLIVIA—Almost three years after Shallotte Realtor Adam Bradshaw was killed, the two suspects charged with his murder were both indicted on additional charges.

    Assistant district attorney Meredith Everhart said Lora Moultrie and Craig Bryant were both indicted on additional robbery with a dangerous weapon charges by a Brunswick County Grand Jury on Monday, April 18.