British citizen pleads guilty to trafficking meth in Brunswick County

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — A British citizen will serve more than four years in prison after pleading guilty to trafficking charges on Monday. Tristan James Campbell Mardall, 48, a United States resident and citizen of the United Kingdom, pleaded guilty in Brunswick County Superior Court to one count of trafficking in methamphetamine, according to District Attorney […]

Former superior court judge takes plea after federal bribery, corruption charges vacated for new trial

RALEIGH — Former North Carolina Superior Court Judge Arnold Jones II has pleaded guilty to promising payment to an FBI Task Force Officer in exchange for his wife’s text messages. This after earlier convictions on paying bribes, paying gratuities and attempting to corrupt an official proceeding were vacated. U.S. Attorney John Stuart Bruce recently announced the […]

Woman shot in daytime assault in Wilmington

Wilmington police on the scene of a shooting that injured a woman in the area of Wrightsville Avenue and 16th Street. Photo by Christina Haley.

WILMINGTON — Wilmington police are investigating a daytime shooting that injured a woman. Officers responded to the shooting near the intersection of South 17th Street and Wrightsville Avenue just before 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. A caller reported gunshots and possibly hearing a scream, Lindsay said. ShotSpotter, the city’s gunfire […]

Teen charged with murdering 17-year-old in Seagate area of Wilmington

The photograph shows the area where 17-year-old Raymond Kain V was found murdered. Photo by Christina Haley.

WILMINGTON — A Wilmington teen has been charged with murder in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Raymond Kain V one week ago in the Seagate area. Tyler Matthew Yee, 17, was arrested Tuesday morning by U.S. Marshals in the 5700 block of Park Avenue, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. He faces charges of […]

Wilmington police rule out crash, say teen found in road was murdered

UPDATE: Wilmington police have identified the victim in the Thursday night homicide on Sebrell Avenue as 17-year-old Raymond Kain, according to a Tweet by the Wilmington Police Department on Saturday. The cause of the teen’s death is still unknown.  —- WILMINGTON — Wilmington police are investigating the murder of a 17-year-old boy Thursday night. Detectives opened […]

ICE investigation in Brunswick County ends in suspect shooting; officer on administrative leave

Editor’s note: An investigation has cleared Brunswick County Sheriff’s Officer Major Laurie Watson of any wrongdoing and she has be reinstated to full duty. That story can be read here. BRUNSWICK COUNTY — A 28-year-old man, the subject of a federal immigration and customs investigation, was shot at his home during an officer-involved shooting Tuesday morning. […]