Gang member will serve more than a year in prison for death of 86-year-old man

Rodney Seager Bradley

A Wilmington man previously charged with second-degree murder has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter and will serve more than a year in prison in connection with the death of an 86-year-old man in November 2013. Rodney Seager Bradley, 23, pleaded guilty in New Hanover County Superior Court on Friday, Sept. 25, […]

Crime notebook: Two men charged with DWI in Carolina Beach Road wreck

Two men were charged with impaired driving after they were injured in a wreck on Carolina Beach Road. The wreck occurred in the 1700 block of Carolina Beach Road just after midnight Thursday, when a Honda Accord reportedly failed to stop at the red light and struck a Toyota Tacoma truck, according to Wilmington Police […]

Wilmington man sentenced to federal prison for PCP possession

A Wilmington man has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison on drug and firearm charges. Adrean Lamont Jones, 29, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute phencyclidine (PCP) and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, according to a news release from Don Connelly, spokesman for […]

Caswell Beach mayor charged with embezzling beach lobbying funds

Harry Simmons

The mayor of Caswell Beach has been charged with embezzling more than $673,000 in taxpayer dollars, set aside as coastal lobbying funds for several Brunswick County beach towns, over a period of about 14 years. Harry Quinton Simmons Jr., 62, made his first appearance Tuesday on more than 18 felony charges in Brunswick County Superior […]

Man pleads guilty to sexual assault of girl in 2014

A Wilmington man was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting an 11-year-old child. Alberto Lucero, 45, pleaded guilty in New Hanover County Superior Court on Monday to charges of rape of a child and taking indecent liberties with a child, according to a news release from District Attorney Ben […]

DA: Violent attack that killed 2, injured 2 involved machete

Multiple deputies escorted Darrell Taylor into court Monday morning. He has been charged with the deaths of a woman and her daughter. Photo by Christina Haley.

A 35-year-old mother who was killed in a violent attack along with her toddler Sunday morning has been identified. But the type of injuries that led to the death of both the 1-year-old child and her mother are pending autopsy. Darrell Gerard Taylor, 34, of Wilmington, made his first appearance Monday morning in New Hanover County […]

Crime notebook: Suspect wearing ‘zebra’ pants robs Scotchman at gunpoint

Police are searching for the man in these surveillance photos, who is suspected of robbing a Han-Dee Hugo store in Wilmington. Photo courtesy of WPD.

Detectives with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating two armed robberies reported early Tuesday morning. A gunman robbed a Scotchman store at 901 S. Third St. at about 4:10 a.m., according to police spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. The man reportedly showed a handgun to the clerk, then took cash and cigarettes from the store. The suspect […]

Crime notebook: Armed robberies reported at Han-Dee Hugo, Dollar General

Deputies are searching for the man in this photograph who is suspected of robbing a Dollar General store. Photo courtesy of NHCSO.

Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery at a Dollar General store in the Wrightsboro area. The suspect entered the store at 2523 Castle Hayne Road just after 5 p.m. Sunday, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer. He approached the store […]

Crime notebook: Student found with handgun on middle school campus

New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies are searching for the man in this photo, who is suspected of robbing a gas station at gunpoint. Photo courtesy of NHCSO.

Authorities found a Williston Middle School student with a gun on campus Thursday. School resource officers seized a 9mm Ruger handgun from a 14-year-old girl’s backpack at Williston Middle School of Math, Science and Technology located at 401 S. 10th St, according to New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer. Information was received […]

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