Three people recently charged with trafficking opiate-based pills

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Three people were charged with trafficking opiate-based pills in Brunswick County this week. On Thursday, Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office arrested 40-year-old David Patrick Holmes, of Durham Lane in Charlotte. He was charged with trafficking in opium or heroin, two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, selling or delivering […]

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 […]

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. […]

West Brunswick High student in custody after bringing gun to school

A morning shelter in place at West Brunswick High School has been lifted after law enforcement responded to, and investigated, two unrelated incidents on the campus.

Kavon Kenith Gause

WILMINGTON — A morning shelter at West Brunswick High School has been lifted after law enforcement responded to two unrelated incidents on campus. This morning, 16-year-old Kavon Kenith Gause, a West Brunswick High School student, was arrested and taken to the Brunswick County Detention Facility after an unloaded firearm was found in his book bag, according […]

North Carolina teen missing more than 5 years, Rachel Owens, found living in Ohio

Rachel Natacha Owens has been missing since May 2011.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Missing teenager Rachel Natacha Owens was found safe Friday in Columbus, Ohio. An initial investigation has revealed Owens, who went missing more than five years ago, went to “great lengths” on her own accord to stay hidden, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office “Sheriff John Ingram, along with investigators from the […]

Man charged with stealing 28 bales of hay from Supply barn


BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Supply man is being held on $50,000 bond after being charged with multiple counts of stealing hay from a Supply barn. Jason Ryan Hewett, 39 of Lucian Fulfor Road in Supply, is charged with three counts of breaking and entering and three counts of larceny after breaking and entering, according to a notice from […]

Southport man charged with sexually assaulting a teenager

James Wayne Williams

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — A Southport man faces more than two dozen charges in connection with an alleged sexual assault on a 15-year-old girl. James Wayne Williams, 32, of Southport Supply Road in Southport, was arrested Friday afternoon following a brief investigation, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Emily Flax said. He has been charged with 21 […]

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