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 […]

Prosecutors say victim was shot, stabbed eight times in altercation over accused killer’s wife

Aaron Stephens made his first appearance in court on Thursday, charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of 39-year-old  Terry Greenwood. (Photo by Christina Haley.)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — The bond has been set at $1 million for a Hells Angels gang member charged with killing 39-year-old Terry Greenwood early Wednesday morning in Monkey Junction. Aaron Christopher Stephens, 42, was arrested Wednesday and charged with second-degree murder in Greenwood’s death. He made video first appearance Thursday afternoon in New Hanover County […]

Deputies charge man with second-degree murder in Monkey Junction shooting, ID victim

New Hanover County Detectives at the scene of a shooting incident on Julia Drive in the Sycamore Grove neighborhood. (Photo by Christina Haley.)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Detectives have identified 39-year-old Terry Dale Greenwood as the man killed in the Monkey Junction area following a shooting early Wednesday morning. Aaron Christopher Stephens, 42, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with Greenwood’s death, according to New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer. Deputies responded to gunfire […]

Former Topsail coach, teaching assistant facing another human trafficking charge

Ahmad Garrison

PENDER COUNTY — Former Topsail High School track coach and assistant teacher Ahmad Rashad Garrison faces additional charges in a case of human trafficking and sexual involvement with a student, the Pender County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday. Garrison, 27, of 305 Cedar Island Trial in Holly Ridge, was arrested Feb. 9, after he allegedly showed […]

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 […]

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