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Crime notebook: Habitat volunteer charged with stealing van; reported drug deal turns to robbery

Crime notebook: Habitat volunteer charged with stealing van; reported drug deal turns to robbery

A Habitat for Humanity volunteer was recently charged with stealing a van from the nonprofit’s store in Leland. Steven Lynn Spell Jr., 20, of Leland, was arrested Tuesday on charges…

Teen pleads guilty in Brunswick wreck that killed 17 year old, paralyzed 16 year old

A Brunswick County teen will not serve any prison time for a September 2014 wreck that killed one teen and seriously injured several others. Joshua Walker Coleman, 17, pleaded guilty in…

N.C. Court of Appeals upholds murder conviction of Brunswick man in elderly woman’s death

N.C. Court of Appeals upholds murder conviction of Brunswick man in elderly woman’s death

A Shallotte man will spend his life in prison after the N.C. Court of Appeals upheld his August 2014 first-degree murder conviction for strangling an elderly woman in Brunswick County. The…

Wanted Shallotte man in custody on multiple drug charges

Wanted Shallotte man in custody on multiple drug charges

A Shallotte man wanted in connection with multiple drug charges has turned himself in to authorities. Joe Junior Bell, 34, of Hale Swamp Road, was arrested Tuesday morning, according to…

Commissioners approve grant application for anti-human trafficking task force

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a federal grant to become one of several law enforcement agencies to participate in a task force to combat human trafficking. The New…

Man dies in wreck on Middle Sound Loop Road, man charged with selling guns out of his car

A Wilmington man died in a wreck in New Hanover County on Sunday. Ralph Parker Coble, 59, was driving a motorcycle east on Middle Sound Loop Road at about 2:30…

Two people face heroin charges in bust at Carolina Beach motel

Two people face heroin charges in bust at Carolina Beach motel

Two people were arrested after law enforcement reportedly found raw heroin at a Carolina Beach motel on Wednesday. Thomas Darius Jackson, 26, and Shannon Michelle Muldrow, 27, were arrested after multiple agencies…

Deputies search for Shallotte man wanted on heroin charges

Deputies search for Shallotte man wanted on heroin charges

Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit are searching for a Shallotte man wanted on multiple drug charges. Joe Junior Bell, 34, of Hale Swamp Road, is…

Sheriff: Three charged with kidnapping, murder of Leland mom

Sheriff: Three charged with kidnapping, murder of Leland mom

Three people are in custody in connection with the kidnapping, robbery and death of a Leland woman whose body was found in a wooded area in southwestern Columbus County on…

Wilmington man arrested in last week’s stabbing on Cathay Road

Wilmington man arrested in last week’s stabbing on Cathay Road

A Wilmington man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing last week that prompted lockdowns at four area schools. Nicholas Daniel Baker, 34, was arrested Thursday, charged with robbery…

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