Three arrested in connection to the murder of a missing Brunswick Co. man

Three arrested in connection to the murder of a missing Brunswick Co. man
Michael Britton. (Source: BCSO)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested three people in connection to the murder of a man who went missing on Wednesday.

According to the sheriff’s office, Aaron Scott Hoostal, 27, of Shallotte was reported missing on Nov. 11. His body was located in a wooded area off of Starboard Road in Shallotte Friday evening.

Detectives later that night would arrest three people following the execution of a search warrant at a home in the 2400 block of Shoreline Drive in Supply.

Michael Joseph Britton, 32, is charged with first-degree murder and is being held in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under no bond.

Tiffany Joann Henderson, 36, and Vincent Michael Urbanik, 28, are both charged with accessory after the fact and are being held in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under $20,000 bonds.

According to arrest warrants, Britton killed Hoostal at some point between Oct. 14 and Oct. 18. Henderson and Urbanik took Britton to Home Depot during the same time frame to buy concrete, a shovel, and tools to help get rid of Hoostal’s body.

The investigation is on-going.

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