Detectives charge 69-year-old Hampstead man with another child sex offense

Haywood Elwood Garner Jr.

PENDER COUNTY — More charges have been filed in the case of a Hampstead man charged with sex acts involving several child victims dating back as far as 1979. This week, 69-year-old Haywood Elwood Garner Jr. received an additional charge of indecent liberties with a child, stemming from an alleged sexual assault that took place between 2001 […]

Parents asked to watch students’ social media after Topsail track coach charged with additional sex acts with student

The Pender County Sheriff’s Office is asking parents of students to keep watch over their children’s access to social media websites. Through their investigation, detectives have discovered that Garrison allegedly used Instagram and other common web sites to have inappropriate contact with some students.

Ahmad Garrison

PENDER COUNTY — A  former Topsail High School assistant teacher and track coach faces additional charges of sexual activity involving another female victim. Ahmad Rashad Garrison, 27, of 305 Cedar Island Trail in Holly Ridge, faces additional charges of four counts of sex act with a student, Pender County Sheriff’s Office Capt. James Rowell announced […]

Topsail High track coach resigns after being charged with human trafficking of a 14-year-old girl

An investigation began when the parents of the victim found inappropriate Instagram messages sent between their daughter and Garrison.

Ahmad Garrison

PENDER COUNTY — A Topsail High School assistant teacher and track coach has been charged with human trafficking in a case involving a 14-year-old former student at the school. Ahmad Rashad Garrison, 27, of 305 Cedar Island Trail, Holly Ridge, has been charged with one count each of human trafficking of a child victim and […]

Wilmington woman pleads guilty to going against court order, taking children from a bus stop

Pratt

WILMINGTON — A Wilmington woman pleaded guilty to going against a court order and taking her two children from a bus stop in Pender County. Nikcole Legeria Pratt, 32, pleaded guilty in Pender County Superior Court on Sept. 26 to two counts of felony custody violations, according to a notice from District Attorney Ben David. […]