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18-year-old on probation arrested for stolen handgun

WILMINGTON — On Saturday, Feb. 20, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office deputy and the Wilmington Police Department Mobile Field Force pulled over a vehicle for a tinted window violation. It was in the 100 block of S. 17th Street, and all three occupants were asked to exit for a search because of their criminal history.

Officers found a stolen .45 caliber handgun in the waistband of 18-year-old Aiwon Davis and arrested him. Davis also is on probation for three charges from March 2020: conceal carry weapon (CCW), discharging a firearm in city limits, and possession of a firearm by a minor. He was charged with possession of stolen firearm, CCW, and probation violation, and is being held under a $10,000 secured bond. 

The driver was given a written warning for the tint, and both he and the second passenger were let go. 

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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