Suspect in broad daylight shooting will face the death penalty

Joseph Corbett was brought into court bandaged and in a wheelchair. Police have not said if he was injured during his arrest.

WILMINGTON — Arriving in a wheelchair, Joseph Corbett, the man wanted for a broad-daylight murder on Tuesday, made his first appearance in court on Thursday morning after being arrested by U.S. Marshals. Corbett appeared before 5th District Judge Richard Russell Davis in a wheelchair, his left hand and thumb visibly bandaged. Corbett appeared anxious and […]

Teen charged with murder in New Hanover County

Khai Anthony Ressler

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — A teen has been charged with murder in the death of a 57-year-old man on Saturday. Khai Anthony Ressler, 17, faces a charge of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Oscar Curtis Adams, according to New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer. Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance […]

One man dead, another injured in early-morning shooting on Ninth Street in Wilmington

 WILMINGTON — Police are investigating an early-morning shooting that killed one man and injured another. Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of South Ninth Street for a report of shots fired at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, according to Wilmington  Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. When they arrived at the scene, police found two males […]

Pender County man to serve 30 years in prison for Ogden home invasion that saw man, two dogs killed

Theio Manley

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — A Pender County man will serve 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in a shooting inside an Ogden area home that killed 32-year-old Yancey Martin Edwards in May 2015. Theio Robert Manley, 25, pleaded guilty in New Hanover County Superior Court to a charge of second-degree murder, two […]

Asheville woman pleads guilty to assault charges in the beating that left a homeless man dead

Joy Hood

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — An Asheville woman pleaded guilty in New Hanover County Superior Court Tuesday in connection with the the death of 51-year-old Donald Ward. Joy Hood, 34, pleaded guilty to a charge of assault with a deadly weapon and inflicting serious injury in the incident that killed Ward on Feb. 1, 2015, according […]

Wilmington women held without bond for the alleged fatal shooting of a 34-year-old man Friday

Kalissa Durant went before the judge Monday morning to face a first-degree murder charge in a fatal shooting Friday night. Photo by Christina Haley,

WILMINGTON — Two Wilmington women appeared in New Hanover County District Court this morning to face first-degree murder charges involving the Friday night murder of 34-year-old Antwyn Curtis Beatty. Police responded to the 200 block of North 13th Street in response to a citizen’s call about a shooting in the area just before 8 p.m. Friday, according […]

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