Crime

Man robs Family Dollar at gunpoint Thursday night, deputies say

Myrtle Beach trio charged with meth trafficking in Brunswick County

N.C. State Highway Patrol commander tells ‘lazy’ troopers to write more tickets

Columbus County Sheriff’s Office credits community tips for dozen drug arrests

  Wilmington police investigating after stabbing victim shows up at hospital

  North Carolina prisons receive first vaccine allocation

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Columbus County deputies step up efforts to fight illegal dumping

  Wilmington police: Stabbing victim knocks on door, asks homeowner to call 911

FBI makes first federal arrest in North Carolina related to U.S. Capitol insurrection

Despite record number of homicides, Wilmington sets new record low for crimes in 2020

Bladen Co. Sheriff’s Office: Man crashed into deputy’s vehicle while trying to evade law enforcement

Two teens accused of firing shots at Bladen Co. home

3 arrested on drug trafficking charges in separate investigations

A trio of suspects was arrested last week on drug trafficking charges following separate investigations by the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

Four arrested after N.C. man’s body found in trunk of car during traffic stop in Halifax County

Four men were arrested after police found the body of a man in the trunk of a car during a traffic stop in Halifax County, the sheriff’s office said.

  Wilmington police charge 19-year-old with intentionally hitting teen pedestrian with his car

Wilmington police are searching for a driver who allegedly struck a teen pedestrian in a parking lot and then took off.

NC is top 5 supplier of roosters for cockfighting, group says

A new investigation by an animal rights group found North Carolina is one of the top suppliers of roosters used in cockfighting.

  Wilmington woman sentenced to five months in prison after pleading guilty in stabbing

  WPD: Woman hit pedestrian with car about three years after committing similar crime

Wilmington man faces attempted murder charge after vicious beating on bus, deputies say

New Hanover County K-9 assists in meth bust

  Sheriff’s Office: K-9 unit halts theft of trailer belonging to Scout troop

Bladen Co. Sheriff’s Office: Man strikes victim with gun before firing shots into the air

  Man wrongfully convicted in Bladen Co. double murder passes away

Joseph Sledge had settled with state agencies for additional $2.9 million last year

Man charged in New Year’s Day stabbing at Columbus Co. gas station

A Chadbourn man is accused of assaulting and stabbing another man at a Columbus County gas station on New Year’s Day.

BCSO: Man armed with BB gun accused of robbing woman

Braedyn Donald Walsh, 22, of Little River, S.C., was arrested Thursday by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Police: N.C. man arrested on sexual assault charges; more victims may be in Wilmington

Following a man’s recent arrest on sexual assault charges, police in Holly Springs say additional victims may be in the Wilmington area.

  Wilmington man charged with attempted murder after stabbing estranged wife, throwing her off balcony, deputies say

A Wilmington man is facing attempted murder charges after he allegedly broke into his estranged wife’s second-floor apartment, stabbed her multiple times, and threw her from the balcony, according to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

Wilmington gang member headed to prison on federal heroin, gun charges

A Wilmington gang member will spend the next four years in a federal prison after pleading guilty to heroin and firearm charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Matthews man arrested storming US Capitol. ‘I’m sure he would do it all again’ associate says.

A Matthews man was arrested in Washington, D.C. Wednesday as part of the violent group of pro-Trump supporters that stormed the United States Capitol, causing chaos and bloodshed. He's one of seven arrested on Wednesday with North Carolina ties.

WPD: Cypress Grove shooting stemmed from botched drug deal

The shooting of an 18-year-old man at Cypress Grove Apartments on Monday stemmed from a drug deal, according to the Wilmington Police Department.

Bolivia man sentenced to more than five years in prison as habitual felon

Craig Lakeith Williams was sentenced to a minimum of 68 months and a maximum of 94 months in the Department of Adult Corrections.

Bond denied for pair of suspects in October homicide in Wilmington

Durant and Davis are both charged with First Degree Murder and will be jailed without bond.

  Wilmington police continue search for suspects after 18-year-old seriously injured in Monday afternoon shooting

The Wilmington Police Department continues its search for suspects after an 18-year-old was seriously injured in a shooting at the Cypress Grove Apartments Monday afternoon.

Shallotte man sentenced on federal drug, firearm charges

A Shallotte man will spend over five years in prison on federal drug and firearm charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of North Carolina.

  Man who heard gunfire while out for a run...ran toward the scene

There was a gun nearby that may have been used in the shooting so Criner stayed and kept an eye on the weapon until police arrived on the scene.

  No bond for woman charged in Dec. 30 murder in Wilmington

A second person has been charged with 1st-degree murder in connection with the killing of Tywan Shaquille Parsley in Wilmington last week.

Man serving life sentence in Columbus Co. for sexual offense being considered for parole

Johnny Robinson was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and sexual offense on May 29, 1992.

Police: Man intentionally struck two pedestrians with car in east Charlotte, killing one

Police say two people were struck by a Kia Soul being driven by 32-year-old Jason Mosley.

Man arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot Zaxby’s employee, using racial slur

Police say he used the racial slur and threatened to shoot an employee he had interacted with while ordering food, who was a juvenile.

  ‘Stop the Killing’: Short film depicts reality of deadly gun violence as Wilmington homicides rise

“Stop the Killing”: Short film depicts reality of deadly gun violence as Wilmington homicides rise

Former employee at NC senior living facility accused of stealing $35,000 from resident

A former employee at a senior living facility is accused of stealing more than $35,000 from a resident’s bank account.

WPD: Wilmington man arrested on gun charges following traffic stop in stolen car

A Wilmington man is facing several charges following a New Year’s Eve traffic stop, according to officials with the Wilmington Police Department.

Arizona woman accused of beating COVID-positive children for not wearing masks

Authorities said Sarah Michelle Boone beat her three children after the refused to wear masks despite testing positive for COVID-19.

Charges upgraded for pair in death of NC boy found covered ‘head to toe in bruises’

Fayetteville police on Thursday announced upgraded charges for the mother and stepfather of a boy found dead inside his home in October 2019.

NC police charge man with human trafficking after 16-year-old girl dies of apparent overdose

A teenager is dead from an apparent drug overdose after police say a man held the girl against her will so she could be a prostitute.

  NHC Sheriff’s Office arrests man who was a passenger in hit and run that injured deputy

Jimmie Dearl Meeks was arrested Wednesday and charged with Accessory After The Fact by State Highway Patrol in the hit-and-run that injured a NHC Sheriff’s deputy

Whiteville man accused of stealing ATV from Columbus County home

A Whiteville man is accused of stealing an all-terrain vehicle from a home in Columbus County earlier this week.

  Pender Co. woman sentenced to prison after physical abuse of 2 children led to ‘serious mental injuries’

A Rocky Point woman will spend up to six years in prison after pleading guilty to physically abusing two children, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

  Wilmington police investigate city’s 22nd homicide of 2020

A man was shot and killed on S. 13th Street around three Wednesday morning.

  WPD: Deceased man found off Swann St. believed to have died of overdose

Police believe a man who was found dead off of Swann Street on Tuesday died of an overdose.

  Thief turns time for giving into crime spree, racking up more than just stolen goods

Only a day before Christmas, a thief racked up hundreds of dollars in stolen goods, ransacking cars in the Lily Pond neighborhood in Leland.

Wilmington Police Department seeks information on anniversary of homicide, reward still stands

William Springer died as a result of injuries caused by a gunshot wound

  Fourth suspect arrested in shooting near Tabor City

A fourth suspect has been arrested in connection with a shooting outside of Tabor City that left two people injured earlier this month, according to the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office.

1 arrested in connection with shooting at Raleigh mall, police say

One person has been arrested in connection with a shooting at Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh police said.

Man, woman charged after NC jewelry store robbery & high-speed chase

A Beaufort County man is jailed after New Bern police say he got away with more than $10,000 in loot during a robbery at a mall jewelry store.

‘I’m at a loss for words’: Wilmington police investigate Christmas morning homicide

At around 12:30 Friday morning, police discovered a car had crashed into a utility pole and both people in the car had been shot.

Police: No evidence of shots fired, no injuries after reports of ‘armed subject’ at Carolina Place Mall

Police say there is currently no evidence that any shots were fired and there are no injuries after they responded to reports of an “armed subject” at Carolina Place Mall Thursday evening.

  Man injured in Wilmington shooting; suspect arrested

According to the Wilmington Police Department, officers responded to the 900 block of Litchfield Way in reference to a shooting shortly before 5:30 p.m.

Deputies seek suspect in credit card fraud case

Deputies with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office (NHCSO) are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a credit card fraud case.

  UPDATE: Fight at Independence Mall, two cited for assault, one fled

Multiple officers respond to incident at Independence Mall

  WECT Investigates: Father of slain two-year-old frustrated over standstill in homicide investigation

Stephens’ father, Keith Stephens, Sr., remains grief stricken over his young son’s death, and devastated by investigators’ lack of progress.

Arrests made in Tabor City shooting

Two arrests have been made in a shooting that injured people in two different vehicles earlier this month.

  NHCSO investigating armed robbery at Family Dollar

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery at a Family Dollar store.

  Frantic 911 calls shed light on shooting at Crabtree Valley Mall

Investigators are asking for the public’s help with identifying suspects involved in Thursday night’s shooting at Crabtree Valley Mall.

Wilmington man recently released from prison for 2013 shooting is back behind bars

A Wilmington man who was released from prison last month after spending over eight years behind bars following his conviction for a 2013 shooting has been arrested again.

1 arrested, 1 sought on drug charges after raid at Bladen County home

One person was arrested and one is wanted on drug-related charges following a raid at a home in Bladen County Thursday afternoon.

  N.C. Supreme Court orders new trial for man sentenced to death in Whiteville double murder

Norfolk Junior “Fuzzy” Best, who was sentenced to death in the 1991 deaths of Leslie Baldwin, 82, and Gertrude Baldwin, 79, was granted the new trial after the court determined that undisclosed evidence was material to his case.

Man convicted of prostituting woman, minor in eastern NC following 2018 arrest in New Hanover County

A Johnston County man was found guilty in federal court on Thursday of child sex crimes including human trafficking and child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of North Carolina.

  Vermont man wanted on decades-old sex crimes now jailed in Wilmington

A 67-year-old Vermont man is being extradited to Wilmington to stand trial for crimes he is accused of committing here in the 1980s. Wilmington Police took out arrest warrants for Peter Drutchal after two victims came forward to say he’d molested them over a period of years while serving as their sc

  New Hanover Co. Sheriff’s Office investigating larceny at Scotchman

The sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a person it says is connected to a larceny.

At least 5 shots fired, ‘trail of blood’ observed at Crabtree Valley Mall prompting evacuation

The incident happened near the Macy’s store, at least five shots were fired and a trail of blood was observed

Suspect in Connecticut murder arrested in Pender County

A man wanted for a murder in Norwich, Connecticut this summer was arrested in Pender County Thursday morning.

Ronnie Long, four others granted pardons of innocence by N.C. Governor

Governor Roy Cooper issued a pardon of innocence to five men on Thursday, each of whom had been convicted of crimes they did not commit.

  21 facing federal charges in drug ring involving several fraternities at NC universities

Nearly two dozen people are facing federal charges following an investigation into the sale of drugs on or near multiple college campuses in North Carolina, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.

Suspect drove truck, and refrigerator, wrong way through car wash then took off, Wilmington police say

Police are searching for a woman who reportedly damaged a Wilmington car wash by driving her truck through it the wrong way and then taking off.

  Court orders Wilmington pharmacy to pay $1 million-plus fine, stop dispensing controlled substances

A federal court has ordered a Wilmington pharmacy to cease dispensing controlled substances and pay a $1.05 million fine.

  UPDATE: Suspect arrested in shooting death of Titus Vaughn appears in court

The Wilmington Police Department arrested Steven Berg in connection with a deadly shooting on South 11th Street last month.

  Hampstead man, member of ‘Boogaloo Bois,’ pleads guilty to federal terrorism charges

A Hampstead man, who federal prosecutors say is a member of an anti-government extremist group known as the Boogaloo Bois, pleaded guilty in a Minneapolis court on Wednesday to federal terrorism charges.

  Holden Beach man pleads guilty to murdering his wife

Phillip Brock, 73, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the March 2019 death of his wife, Judy Patricia Brock.

WPD: Man wanted in connection to two hit and runs

According to a Facebook post from the WPD, Tristan Brashear, 25, is wanted for hit and runs which took place in September and November.