• Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Franklin Lanier with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Oct. 26:

    Scott Kenneth Aubry, 31, of 1008 Macklin St., Leland; two counts felony sell/deliver schedule IV controlled substance, three counts felony maintain vehicle/dwelling/place controlled substance, felony trafficking opium or heroin.

  • Detectives searching for suspects in Shallotte armed robbery

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for four black males they say robbed four people at gunpoint at their Shallotte home.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detective Jayne Todd said four victims reported being robbed at gunpoint by four unknown black males at their Maple Hill Road home around 11 p.m. Saturday.

    Each suspect is believed to have been carrying a firearm, Todd said, adding the suspects stole cash.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 21, 22, 23, 26 and 27 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Oct. 21

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Lisa Quick:

    Terry William Brewer, speeding 64 in a 55 zone, $25 and costs, 30 days to pay; fictitious/canceled/revoked registration card/tag, voluntarily dismissed.

    Joey Franklin Bridgers, threatening phone call, voluntarily dismissed, plaintiff to show cause.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.

    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

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

    •Second-degree trespassing on Southport-Supply Road in Southport; suspect entered victim’s business after being told not to do so.

    •Larceny on Mercantile Drive in Leland; suspect stole victim’s purse from a break room.

    •Property damage on Red Bug Road in Shallotte; suspect damaged victim’s mailbox.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From Oct. 26-Nov. 1, deputies made two drug arrests, including charges for possession of ½ ounce or less of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine and trafficking cocaine.

    K-9 deputies located 1 gram of marijuana and 117 grams of cocaine. Deputies patrolled communities in Leland and Bolivia.


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

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Isle Plaza; suspect took a 19-inch TV and remote from the home.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Concord Street; suspect forcibly entered storage room and caused $125 worth of damage to the door.


    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents during the past week. The information is taken directly from the police reports.

    •Vandalism at Brooks Court; suspect broke back glass out of victim’s window, causing $900 in damage to the glass and $300 in damage to the paint finish.

    •Vandalism at Coastal Cinemas; suspect put something in tank of victim’s truck, causing $2,000 in damage.

  • Walmart employee charged with stealing $8,000 worth of merchandise

    Shallotte Police have arrested a Walmart maintenance employee for stealing more than $8,000 worth of items from the store.

    David K. Williamson, 35, of 1195 Windward Drive, Supply, was charged with felony larceny by employee Oct. 23. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From Oct. 19-25, K-9 deputies answered 16 calls and made nine drug arrests.

    Deputies patrolled the following communities: Compass Point, Summer Woods, Crow Creek and Brunswick Forest.

    The following suspects were charged. All information is taken directly from arrest reports and citations.