Crime notebook: Woman shot while driving; tire iron used in gas station armed robbery

Wilmington An employee of a Nixon Street convenience store near downtown Wilmington was shot during an armed robbery Sunday night. The 61-year-old man was injured at Munchies Grocery in the 400 block of Nixon Street at about 9:13 p.m. Sunday, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. Arriving officers set up a perimeter in the […]

Math teacher placed on leave following allegations of child abuse

Victoria Jefferies

A North Brunswick High School math teacher was placed on administrative leave this week following allegations of child abuse. Victoria Leigh Jeffries, 24, of Leland, has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault on a child under 12 years old and two counts of misdemeanor child abuse, according to arrest warrants. The warrants were issued through […]

Wilmington man indicted for alleged prostitution of a minor

A Wilmington man arrested in January and charged with promoting prostitution of a woman and a teenage girl was indicted this week on several felony charges in connection with the case. Marcus Ellen Tarter, 42, of Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington, was indicted Monday by a New Hanover County grand jury on charges of felony […]

Police: Gang-on-gang issues led to afternoon shootings, lockdown at school board office


Detectives with the Wilmington Police Department’s Gang Unit have arrested a Wilmington man and teen in connection with two of three gang-related shootings reported Tuesday. Investigators are still searching for suspects in the first reported shooting. Damentez Lottees Johnson, 17, and Jordan Michael Gregory, 25, both of Wilmington, face several charges after the two suspects were […]

Police search for vehicle in hit-and-run with bicyclist

Wilmington police are searching for a vehicle believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run wreck Sunday night on Oleander Drive. A bicyclist was struck in the 5600 block of Oleander Drive just after 11 p.m. Sunday, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. The man and the suspect vehicle were headed westbound when […]

Wilmington man to serve 7 years in federal firearms case

Kevin Shey Robinson

A Wilmington man has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison on a weapon charge. Kevin Shey Robinson, 31, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon in October 2015, according to U.S. Attorney’s Office Spokesman Don Connelly. On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced […]

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