Two in Custody After Assault

Jan. 1, 2013 at 10:38pm, the Brunswick County Communication Center received a fight in progress call with baseball bats at 6524 Farm Meadows Rd, in Leland. Deputies were dispatched and upon arrival they found Hartford Talmage Sellers III age 26, unresponsive lying in the driveway at 6524 Farm Meadow Rd. He was transported to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Another subject, Boyd Harrelson age 43, was also transported to NHRMC, and later released.


On January 4th, 2013, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Detectives also arrested William Joseph Connolly for the assault on Hartford Talmage Sellers III, which occurred January 1st, 2013.

The victim in this case, Hartford Talmage Sellers III passed away on Friday, January 4.  As a result, Boyd Franklin Harrelson, Jr has been charged with second degree Murder in the death of Mr. Sellers.  Harrelson remains in the Brunswick County Detention Center.  No bond has been set for the Second Degree Murder. The investigation is still on-going and further information will be released when it becomes available.

If anyone has information about this case that occurred January 1st, on Farm Meadows Rd, in Leland, please contact Lt. Donna Simpson at 910-880-4952 or 910-253-2777.



William Joseph Connolly
AGE: 52
6579 Farm Meadows Dr,
Leland, NC

Bond: $5,000
-Assault with a Deadly Weapon
-Failure to Appear on Misdemeanor



Boyd Franklin Harrelson Jr, Age: 43
Bond: $180,000.00
6543 Farm Meadows Dr, Leland, NC

-Second Degree Murder
-Assault With a Deadly Weapon With Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury
-Assault With Deadly Weapon Serious Injury


Nickolas Wayne Smith, Age: 21
Bond: $5,000.00
6543 Farm Meadows Dr, Leland, NC

-Assault With A Deadly Weapon