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This week in crime: Man robbed at knifepoint while trying to buy heroin


Veshon Lendell Shaw
Veshon Lendell Shaw

Detectives with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating an armed robbery reported after a man allegedly tried to by heroin.

Officers responded to the 400 block of Mosely Street for a reported armed robbery at 1:49 p.m. Thursday, according to police spokeswoman Linda Rawley.

The 26-year-old victim reported he was trying to “purchase a bundle of heroin, when he was robbed at knifepoint by two black males,” Rawley said. One suspect held the knife to his throat and demanded money.

The victim handed over a large amount of cash and the suspects ran off, Rawley said. Officers obtained warrants for 21-year-old Veshon Shaw, a suspect in the robbery. Police are searching for the second suspect who has been described as a black male with long dreadlocks.

Shaw, of Third Street in Wilmington, was arrested after officers were able to track him on his house arrest monitoring bracelet, Rawley said.

According to the N.C. Department of corrections, Shaw was convicted of selling a schedule II controlled substance and possession of a firearm by a felon in August 2013. He was placed on parole for a year after his release from prison on Dec. 23, 2013.

Shaw has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, Rawley said. According to jail records, Shaw has a bond surrender, a misdemeanor probation violation and a parole violation. He is being held at the New Hanover County jail under an $115,000 secured bond.

Brunswick County

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested two men in separate narcotics investigations.

Timothy Lane Inman
Timothy Lane Inman

Timothy Lane Inman, 22, of Supply was arrested on July 28, according to sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax.

Inman is charged with allegedly possessing 130 bindles of heroin his possession as well as drug paraphernalia, Flax said.

Inman has been charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Brunswick County jail and placed under a $100,000 secured bond.

In a separate investigation, Anthony Leroy Hardee was charged on July 17 with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Flax said more than 200 grams of marijuana, a vehicle and $96,000 in cash was seized from Hardee’s home.

Hardee, 61, of Shallotte, was released from the Brunswick County jail on a $5,000 bond.

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