Escaped convict captured Monday transferred to higher security prison

Stephen Singleton

An escaped convict on the run for six days is out of the hospital and back in prison, after he was captured by local law enforcement Monday evening in Wilmington. According to N.C. Department of Public Safety Spokesman Keith Acree, 34-year-old Stephen Singleton was transferred Tuesday afternoon to Pender Correctional Center, a medium security prison […]

Two New Hanover County men plead guilty to heroin charges

Seandell Eugene Robinson

Two New Hanover County men have pleaded guilty to heroin charges that stemmed from several purchases through law enforcement confidential informants. Seandell Eugene Robinson, 27, pleaded guilty July 14 in New Hanover County Superior Court to trafficking in heroin by possessing between 14 and 28 grams and possession of between 4 and 14 grams of […]

Prison escapee Stephen Singleton captured in New Hanover County

Stephen Singleton

WILMINGTON – Prison escapee Stephen Singleton’s five days on the run ended Monday after he was apprehended by New Hanover County sheriff’s deputies. According to a press release from the N.C. Department of Public Safety, Singleton, 34, was caught after a chase that ended in a crash at the end of Carolina Beach Road. Singleton, who deputies […]

UPDATE: Inmate remains on the run from New Hanover Correctional Center

Stephen Singleton

An inmate who escaped from the New Hanover County Correctional Center early Wednesday morning is still on the loose. As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, 34-year-old Stephen Singleton had not been located. But authorities believe he is still in the Wilmington area, according to N.C. Department of Public Safety (NCDPS) Spokesman Keith Acree. Singleton was discovered […]

Bullet grazes 7-year-old in Wilmington

A 7-year-old girl, whose ear was grazed by a bullet Monday night, was one of two victims injured in a shooting on Seventh Street in Wilmington. Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the area of Seventh and Queen streets just before 10 p.m. Monday and spoke with the child’s mother at the scene, according […]

New FBI Task Force breaks boundaries for local heroin investigations

Multiple local, state and federal leaders gathered on Thursday to make the announcement of a new regional task force.

A newly formed FBI joint task force aimed at combating the Cape Fear region’s heroin epidemic is helping local authorities break through county, state and national borders to bring heroin traffickers to justice. At a press conference on Thursday, Wilmington’s FBI Supervisory Senior Resident Agent Stanley M. Meador announced the federal agency is joining forces with local […]

New Hanover County man sold heroin while on federal supervised release

Yuri Antonio Scott

A New Hanover County man was sentenced to more than five years in a state correctional facility for dealing heroin at a local apartment complex while on supervised release from federal prison. Yuri Antonio Scott, 36, pleaded guilty Tuesday in New Hanover County Superior Court to four counts of trafficking heroin by selling between 4 […]

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