Two women arrested for Friday’s armed robbery, murder of Wilmington man

Updated at 9:20 p.m. to include the victim’s name. WILMINGTON — Two females, including one gang member, are in custody in connection with the murder of a Wilmington man in the 200 block of North 13th Street. Wilmington Police Department spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay said validated gang member Cerrica Jackson, 20, and Kalissa Durant, 24, have […]

Fatal shooting Friday in Wilmington on North 13th Street, one block from another recent fatal shooting

WILMINGTON — Police are investigating a fatal shooting Friday night. A call to dispatch about shots fired in the 200 block of North 13th Street came in at about 7:55 p.m., Wilmington Police Department spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay said. One male victim was fatally wounded, Lindsay said. The investigation is still ongoing. No details about the […]

Wilmington man shot and left for dead on his front porch Tuesday evening


WILMINGTON – Tuesday evening gunfire left a 45-year-old man dead on the front porch of his 13th Street home, Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Linda Rawley said. Johnny Lee Johnson was shot at around 6 p.m. outside his home in the 100 block of North 13th Street, less than a block away from New Hanover High School. […]

Gang member shoots himself in the leg, claims he was hit by stray bullet

WILMINGTON – A 15-year-old gang member faces several charges, including filing a false police report, after police say he shot himself Tuesday afternoon. Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Castle Street and South 15th Street for a shooting at 1:26 p.m., according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. A 15-year-old was found with a […]

Leland man gets jail, sex offender status for offense against a child

Kymond Auther

BRUNSWICK COUNTY – A Leland man pleaded guilty to committing a sex offense with his younger step-sister. In addition to a prison sentence, the defendant is required to submit to satellite-based monitoring for the rest of his life as a registered sex offender. Kymond Juantorey Auther, 20, pleaded guilty Monday in Brunswick County Superior Court […]

Prosecutors say woman facing felony charges dumps monitoring bracelet, is a no-show for hearing

Tina Michelle Murray

WILMINGTON – Authorities are searching for a woman who allegedly failed to return to court for a pretrial hearing in New Hanover County Superior Court on Monday. Tina Michelle Murray, 36, is facing multiple felony charges in a breaking and entering case, according to District Attorney Ben David. When court broke for recess this morning, […]

DA: Registered sex offender charged with kidnapping 6-year-old girl likely to face additional charges

Douglas Edwards (center) appeared in district court Friday morning to face charges in a kidnapping and sexual assault of girl. (Photo by Christina Haley)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – The bond is set at $9 million for a registered sex offender in Wilmington charged with kidnapping a 6-year-old girl from her Monkey Junction home and then sexually assaulting her. Douglas Nelson Edwards, 46, of 302 Patalanda Road in Wilmington, is charged with first-degree kidnapping and taking indecent liberties with a […]

Castle Hayne man pleads guilty to second degree murder in 2015 stabbing

Adam Allen Morton

CASTLE HAYNE – A Castle Hayne man Thursday pleaded guilty to the second degree murder and armed robbery of 37-year-old William “Will” Elliot in February 2015, according to the office of District Attorney Ben David. Adam Allen Morton, 24, was originally charged with first degree murder and assault by strangulation when he was arrested in […]

Wilmington man faces murder charge in May overdose death

Aquan De'Shae Richardson

WILMINGTON – Detectives recently charged a Wilmington man with the drug overdose death of 28-year-old Joshua Adams McBride in May. According to Samantha Dooies, assistant to District Attorney Ben David, an overdose-related murder charge has not been prosecuted in New Hanover County in the last 17 years. Aquan De’Shae Richardson, 25, was charged with second-degree […]

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