Brunswick County man charged with robbery, assault in Boiling Spring Lakes home

Armel Dozier

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Boiling Spring Lakes Police have arrested a man in connection with an assault and robbery at a home in the town on Tuesday. Armel Anthony Dozier, 59, of Westwood Road in Boiling Spring Lakes, was charged with the incident at a home in the 700 block of West Boiling Spring Road, according […]


Wilmington police issue warning after two college students kidnapped, robbed at gunpoint

Police are searching for the man in this photo, who police suspect robbed, kidnapped and assaulted two area college students.

WILMINGTON — Detectives are in search of a black male they say recently assaulted, kidnapped and robbed two area college students at an off-campus apartment complex in Wilmington. Police are also asking college students to remain aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity to law enforcement. According to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay, […]


Wilmington woman faces charges in armed robbery and passing fake $100 to Chopstix delivery driver

Jackson

WILMINGTON — Detectives have charged a Wilmington woman in connection with to separate incidents involving at a Chopstix delivery driver this month. Tashiana Janee Jackson, 23, has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with an armed robbery in the 4900 block of Clemson Drive in the late evening of Tuesday, Nov. […]


Two Wilmington men face heroin-related murder charge in court

Foster appears in court on video, while his attorney, Blake Spale, speaks to the judge.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Two Wilmington men facing murder charges in connection with the fatal overdose of 24-year-old Alexandra Hammitt earlier this month, made their first appearance in New Hanover County District Court on Friday afternoon. Daniel Lee Masciotti, 33, and Jonathan Alan Foster, 28, appeared before Judge Melinda Crouch on charge of second-degree murder. […]


Registered sex offender charged with kidnapping 6-year-old indicted on attempted murder charge

Douglas Edwards

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — A grand jury has indicted 47-year-old Douglas Nelson Edwards on several new charges, including attempted murder, in connection with the September kidnapping and sexual assault of a 6-year-old from a driveway in Monkey Junction. Edwards, of 302 Patalanda Road in Wilmington, was originally charged with first-degree kidnapping and two counts of […]


69-year-old charged with years of sex crimes; police asking other victims to come forward

Police say Haywood Elwood Garner sexually assaulted numerous victims since 1979, and they are asking other victims to come forward.

HAMPSTEAD — A 69-year-old Pender County Man has been charged with multiple sex crimes dating back almost four decades; now police are asking any other victims to come forward. Police have charged Haywood Elwood Garner of Hampstead with first degree statutory sexual offense, indecent liberties with a child, crimes against nature, assault on a child […]


Boyfriend and alleged heroin supplier face murder charges in woman’s fatal overdose

hammitt-overdose-suspects

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Two Wilmington men face murder charges in connection with the fatal heroin overdose of 24-year-old Alexandra Hammitt earlier this month. Daniel Lees Masciotti, 33, and Jonathan Alan Foster, 28, each face a second-degree murder charge in the case, according to a joint announcement Thursday from New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon […]


Police need help identifying suspect who allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth of lawn equipment

Police are searching for the man in this photo, who is suspected of taking lawn equipment from Honest Engine, (Courtesy photo)

WILMINGTON — Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man suspected of breaking into Honest Engine off Kerr Avenue twice in November. According to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay, a black male suspect broke into the Honest Engine at 39 S Kerr Ave., first on Nov. 5 and again on Nov. […]


Wilmington man charged with robbing three stores, in three hours Monday night

Jeremy Matthew Turner

WILMINGTON — A Wilmington man has been arrested in connection with three armed robberies that occurred within three hours Monday night. Jeremy Matthew Turner, 29, was arrested by officers with the Leland Police Department on Tuesday morning, following an investigation, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay.  Turner has been charged with the armed […]


Man charged with felony child abuse after son, 4, airlifted to hospital with brain injury

Joshua Johnson

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — A local father faces a felony child abuse charge in connection with an assault on his 4-year-old son, who was taken to the hospital Saturday with a serious brain injury. Joshua Lewis Johnson, 40, faces charges of assault inflicting serious injury, felony child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, child abuse/neglect […]


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