Monday, June 27, 2022

Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office: Early-morning manhunt nabs three armed-robbery suspects

Brunswick County Sheriff's Office deputies -- including K9 units -- got a little help from the Wilmington Police Department's SABLE helicopter.

From left: Zachary Johnson, 19, Dimetrius Terrell Parker, 18, and Quintin Markee Sanders, 21. All three were arrested on armed robbery charges by Brunswick County Sheriff's Office deputies with assistance from the Wilmington Police Department. (Port City Daily photo | Courtesy BCSO)
From left: Zachary Johnson, 19, Dimetrius Terrell Parker, 18, and Quintin Markee Sanders, 21. All three were arrested on armed robbery charges by Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies with assistance from the Wilmington Police Department. (Port City Daily photo | Courtesy BCSO)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Two Leland men and a Wilmington man are under arrest for armed robbery after a manhunt by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Wilmington Police Department.

Dimetrius Terrell Parker, 18, of Wilmington, along with Zachery Johnson, 19, and Quinton Markee Sanders, 21, both of Leland, were arrested on numerous charges after an incident early Saturday morning.

According to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), a female caller alerted authorities that three men were attempted to rob two victims in front of her residence on the 1100 block of Dobson Street in Supply. At around 1 a.m. on Saturday morning, BCSO deputies were dispatched.

According to BSCO, one individual was detained at the residence, but two others fled into the woods.

Additional deputies, including BCSO’s K9 Unit responded. Because the county’s Air Unit was grounded for maintenance, the Wilmington Police Department (WPD) SABLE helicopter provided additional assistance.

A little over two and half hours later, the search was over with both suspects in custody; BCSO reported there were no serious injuries related to the incident.

Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram expressed his gratitude to the WPD, and made a specific point of recognizing the “outstanding work” of First Sgt. Justin Brown and his K9 partner Caro.

Parker, Johnson, and Sadners are all being held at the Brunswick County Detention Facility held on the following charges and bonds:

  • Dimetrius Terrell Parker, 18, of North Third Street in Wilmington, is charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, first degree kidnapping, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, larceny of a motor vehicle, first degree burglary larceny after breaking/entering conspiring to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, PWIMSD marijuana, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.  Parker was detained at the Brunswick County Detention Facility where he remains under a $600,000 bond.

  • Zachery Johnson, 19, of Cottonwood Lane in Leland is charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, larceny of a motor vehicle, first degree kidnapping, first degree burglary, larceny after breaking/entering, conspiring to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, PWIMSD marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.  Johnson was processed into the Brunswick County Detention Facility where he remains under a $600,000 bond.

  • Quinton Markee Sanders, 21, of Bluefield Road in Leland is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, first degree burglary, larceny after breaking/entering, conspiring to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, first degree kidnapping, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, larceny of a vehicle, PWIMSD marijuana, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.  Sanders is currently being detained in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $650,000 bond.

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