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.

Garrison Ahmad

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.

Garrison Ahmad

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. […]