BCSO Deputy Arrests Sex Offender on Campus of Leland Middle School

A Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputy, dedicated only to monitoring sex offenders in Brunswick County, arrested a Navassa man on the campus of Leland Middle School this morning.

Michael Pernell Wagner, 46, of Main Street, Navassa, is charged with felony sex offender on child premises. Wagner was dropping off the child of a friend. He is being held in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $11,000 bond.

Parnell was convicted in 2003 for 2nd degree rape and indecent liberties with a minor stemming from two separate incidents in 2000 and 2002. He was released from the NC Department of Corrections on 10/11/2014 after serving a sentence for those convictions.

Brunswick County School officials offer high praise for the quick work of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy who made the arrest this morning.

“We are appreciative that resources are in place to monitor the actions of sex offenders in our county. This provides an additional layer of security in our schools. Thanks to the quick work of this deputy, the individual arrested this morning was apprehended in the parking lot of our school and never posed a threat to students or staff.” stated Interim Superintendent Les Tubb.

Office Delays and Closing

Due to the inclement weather, BCSO offices will all open at 10:30 tomorrow morning, Wednesday, February 25.  The North End Substation on River Rd in Leland will be closed.   Please use caution if you must travel this evening and be on the lookout for black ice tomorrow morning.

BCSO Drug Enforcement Unit Arrests OIB Man Thanks to Citizen Tips and Complaints

Numerous complaints and tips from the community prompted an investigation by agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit which led to the arrest of an Ocean Isle Beach man.

David Marti, 57, of Ocean Isle Beach, was arrested today and charged with trafficking opium or heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver (PWIMSD) a Schedule II Controlled Substance, PWIMSD a Schedule IV Controlled Substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested following a traffic stop just off of Seaside Drive in Ocean Isle Beach.

Marti is currently being detained in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $500,000 bond.

Sheriff John Ingram would like to thank those in the community who continue to provide the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office with tips regarding suspicious or illegal activity.

BCSO Charge N. Myrtle Beach Man and Woman with Robbing Pharmacy in Calabash

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have charged a North Myrtle Beach man, along with a female companion, on charges stemming from an incident that occurred on Thursday morning.

Luther Stanley, 39, of North Ocean Blvd., N. Myrtle Beach is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, second degree kidnapping, and assault on a female.

Stanley entered the CVS Pharmacy located at 9810 Ocean Hwy in Calabash at approximately 9:30 on Wednesday morning, threatened two with a knife and demanded the drug Oxycontin. He then ran out of the store and got into the passenger side of a silver Ford driven by Jennifer Hailey Moreland, 21. also of the Ocean Blvd., NMB address.  The car then took off in an unknown direction.

Stanley and Moreland were located in the Myrtle Beach area last night. Stanley was taken into custody by Myrtle Beach officials and will face additional charges there before being transferred to Brunswick County where he will face his charges. Bond will be set at that time.

Moreland was brought back to Brunswick County and charged with aiding and abetting an armed robbery and misdemeanor child abuse. She is currently being held in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $100,000 bond. No one was injured during the incident.

BCSO Arrest NBHS Teen

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a student from North Brunswick High School.

Triston Bryan Alderton, 16, of Leland has been charged with making a false report concerning mass violence on educational property. Alderton is currently being detained in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $10,000 bond.

The incident occurred today and is unrelated to the shooting incident that occurred near the school’s campus earlier in the month.

BCSO Drug Agents Arrest Several During Three Separate Incidents

Numerous tips and complaints from the community prompted an investigation by agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit which led to the arrest of four today at a home in Supply.

Following a search warrant at 2778 Cindy Street SW, agents arrested Julian Ivory Johnson, 22, of the residence, for trafficking heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver (PWIMSD) heroin, felony possession of a Schedule I controlled substance (MDMA or “molly”), possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana. Johnson also had several outstanding charges stemming from separate incidents including resisting a public officer, driving while license revoked, and failure to heed a light or siren. Johnson was booked into the Brunswick County Detention Facility where he remains under a $1.5 million bond.

Also arrested during the incident was Matthew Deante Hewett, 30, of the Cindy Street residence, charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony possession of cocaine, possession of a controlled substance on the premises of a jail, and harboring a fugitive. Hewett is also being held in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $1.5 million bond.

India Bowen, 22, of Amber Lane in Little River, was charged with PWIMSD a Schedule I Controlled Substance (MDMA or “molly”), manufacturing a Schedule I Controlled Substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. She too is being held in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $10,000 bond.

Cheintay Germaine Graham Hewett, 31, also of the Cindy Street address, was charged with felony possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance (MDMA or “molly”), possession of marijuana, and possession drug paraphernalia. She was booked in and later released from the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $5,000 bond.

Approximately 7 grams of MDMA or “molly” was seized during the incident as well as 170 bindles of heroin, 14 grams of marijuana and $1500 in US currency.

Also arrested in an unrelated incident on 02/15/15 was Morris Othorel Watson, 59, of Carlon Street in Longwood, for PWIMSD a Schedule II Controlled Substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Watson, arrested following a traffic stop, was booked into the Brunswick County Detention Facility and was release shortly after under a $5000 bond.

In an additional separate incident, Preston Antellio Bessent, 25, of Old Crane Road in Little River, was arrested on 02/13/15 for conspiring to sell heroin, PWIMSD heroin, selling heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying a concealed gun. Bessent is currently being detained in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $1 million bond. Arrested during that same incident was Stephen Daniel Ostroski, 30, of Highway 50 in Little River, who is also charged with conspiring to sell heroin. He remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $10,000 bond.

Both of these arrests occurred following a traffic stop on Country Club Road in Calabash. Nearly 70 bindles of heroin were seized as a result of the arrest.

BCSO Drug Enforcement Unit Arrest Bolivia Man on Cocaine Charges

Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit have arrested a Bolivia man for selling cocaine.

Andrew Bernard McNeil, 29, of Easy Street in Bolivia was arrested on 02/09/15 for selling/delivering cocaine stemming from an incident that occurred on 12/11/14 at Eddie Romanelli’s Restaurant in Leland where he is employed.

McNeil was booked into the Brunswick County Detention Facility and was later released under a $10,000 bond.

BCSO Drug Agents Arrest Supply Couple on Drug Charges

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit have arrested a Supply couple on drug related charges.

James Harold Jackson, 63, and Jeniene Lynn Jackson, 49, of Ocean Sound Circle were arrested in Supply after a traffic stop on Tuesday.

Mr. Jackson is charged with two counts of possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver a Schedule II controlled substance (Oxycodone), simple possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance (Diazepam), and selling and delivering a Schedule II controlled substance.

Mrs. Jackson is charged with PWIMSD a Schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, selling and delivering a Schedule II controlled substance and PWIMSD a Schedule II controlled substance. She was also charged with driving while impaired.

Both Jacksons are being detained in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $20,000 bond.

BCSO Detectives Arrest Shallotte Man for Sex Crimes Against a Child

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Shallotte man for sexual crimes against a twelve year old child.

Murton Harold Hyde, 56 of Turkey Street in Shallotte, is charged with six counts of first degree statutory sexual offense, three counts of crimes against nature, and three counts of indecent liberties with a child. He currently being detained in the Brunswick County Detention facility under a $1,000,000 bond.

The incidents occurred from July 2014 until December 2014.

BCSO Arrest a Leland Mother and Her Boyfriend for Abusing Infant

*****UPDATE*****
Tues 1/20/15 at 4:15pm

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have charged Albert David Morgan, 35, of Leland with the murder of fifteen month old Brayden Christopher Ray.

After a meeting with District Attorney Jon David, it was determined that the charge would be first degree murder. Morgan was also charged on January 15, 2015 with felony intentional child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury.  The child succumbed to those injuries on January 17, 2015.

Morgan remains in the custody of the Brunswick County Detention Facility and was given no bond for the charge of first degree murder.

Angel Marie Ray, 33, of Leland, who was charged with felony accessory after the fact (of child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury) in the same incident, remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $750,000 bond.

This investigation in on-going.

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***UPDATE***
Mon 1/19/15 at 2:25pm
Fourteen month old Brayden Ray succumbed to injuries sustained in this incident and passed away Saturday morning.
This investigation is ongoing. Potential new charges are pending an autopsy which was scheduled for today.
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Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit have arrested a Leland mother and her boyfriend for abusing her infant son.

Albert David Morgan, 35, of Green Hill Road, NE in Leland, Is charged with felony intentional child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury. Morgan is being held in the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office under a $1,000,000 bond.

Angel Marie Ray, 33, of Irvine Trail, also in Leland, is charged with felony accessory after the fact (of child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury). Ray is also being held in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $200,000 bond.

The incident occurred on Thursday when Ray, the mother of the infant victim, left the baby in the care of Morgan while she went to a doctor’s appointment. Detectives with the BCSO responded to a call from New Hanover Regional Medical Center where they determined that the baby’s injuries were consistent with abuse. The baby was transported to the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Hospital and is in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.