Saturday, September 23, 2023

Leland Police Department detain kidnapping suspect

LELAND — An adult black male, 26-year-old D’Vonta Robbins, was arrested Wednesday after the Leland Police Department detained him for a reported kidnapping.

Police arrived at 4:12 p.m. at the Walmart on New Pointe Boulevard, upon responding to multiple calls witnesses made between 4:07 p.m. and 4:11 p.m. All noted Robbins had attempted to take a 7-year-old near the entrance, yet was unsuccessful when the mother of the victim, standing nearby, grabbed the child’s leg. Police report that “she wrestled him away from D’Vonta Robbins as he attempted to run away while carrying the child.”

The child was not harmed during the incident and police are continuing to investigate but believe it’s an isolated incident.

Video footage from Walmart helped police identify Robbins, who has been charged with second-degree kidnapping, assault on a child under the age of 12, and resist, delay, and obstruct a law enforcement officer. Robbins is being held at Brunswick County Detention Center under a $75,000 secured bond. 

Anyone with information should contact Leland Police Department at 910-371-1100

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Shea Carver
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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