Two charged with taking hoverboard at gunpoint; tips lead to robbery suspect

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Shaheed Abslam Stratton
Shaheed Abslam Stratton

Two men have been arrested in connection with taking a man’s hoverboard at a Randall Parkway apartment in January.

Shaheed Abslam Stratton, 21, and Brandon Markell Johnson, 21, have each been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay.

The two have been charged in connection with an armed robbery at an apartment in the 4500 block of Randall Parkway on Jan. 14, Lindsay said. The victim reported he was robbed by two

Brandon Markell Johnson
Brandon Markell Johnson

black males, one with a gun, outside his apartment just before 10:30 p.m. The suspects demanded his hoverboard and wallet. (Find the original report in the Jan. 16 crime notebook)

Stratton was arrested on Feb. 17 and booked at the New Hanover County Jail under a $150,000 secured bond. Johnson faces an additional charge of larceny of a person. He was booked at the New Hanover County Jail under a $100,000 secured bond on Monday.

Brunswick County

Detectives are searching for the man in this photo who is suspected of robbing a Walgreens on Friday. Photo courtesy of the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office.
Detectives are searching for the man in this photo who is suspected of robbing a Walgreens on Friday. Photo courtesy of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

Community tips have helped detectives arrest a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery at a Walgreens in Holden Beach last Friday.

A man with a gun demanded prescription medications from the pharmacy at Walgreens, 1138 Sabbath Home Road in Holden Beach, at about 6 :30 p.m. Friday, according to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Emily Flax. The man took a large amount of Oxycodone and left the store.

Detectives in search of the suspect – 51-year-old Wilford Norman Turman – located him in a camper trailer on Randy Street in Supply at about noon Wednesday. He was taken into custody after a short foot chase, Flax said. No injuries to the suspect or deputies were reported.

WILFORD NORMAN TURMAN
Wilford Norman Turman

Turman, of Kirby Road in Supply, has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and trafficking in opium or heroin, Flax said.

“Sheriff John Ingram is grateful to the community for all of the tips and leads that were sent into the sheriff’s office, which directly led to the apprehension of the suspect,” Flax said.

Turman was booked at the Brunswick County Jail under a $750,000 secured bond.