Thursday, July 18, 2024

3 arrested for gun-related charges in Wilmington

Brandon Turner

WILMINGTON — Three arrests were made this weekend resulting from gun charges.

Wilmington Police Department was patrolling in the 800 block of Queen Street Saturday around 2:30 p.m. and spotted a suspicious subject in a vehicle. Upon approaching the man, officers smelled marijuana and searched the vehicle. They located a pistol concealed in the back floorboard.

Brandon Turner, 24, was arrested and is charged with felony carry concealed weapon. He’s being held without bond at the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center.

In a separate incident, Saturday around 10 p.m. WPD units stopped a vehicle for a stop sign violation in the 200 block of S. Sixth Street. As officers were approaching the vehicle, they heard the distinct sound of an AR-15 bolt racking.

Officers immediately removed and detained the two occupants. One AR-15 was found wedged between the passenger seat and center console and a second was located in the back seat. Loaded magazines were also spotted in the vehicle.

Isaiah Scott Sargeant

The driver, 20-year-old Christopher Green, was cited for carrying a concealed weapon and stop sign violation. 

Later that morning around 3 a.m., WPD units responded to several calls regarding a man walking around on N. Front Street brandishing an AR weapon. As units arrived, the suspect fled toward the riverwalk.

Officers were able to take him into custody without further incident. Isaiah Scott Sargeant, 25, of Currie, N.C. was found in possession of two loaded AR magazines. He also provided a description of where he had placed his weapon, which officers recovered nearby.

Sargeant has been charged with going armed to the terror of the public, carry concealed weapon, communicating threats, and assault by pointing a gun. He was given a $15,000 secure bond.


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