BCSO Detectives Arrest Shallotte Man for Vehicle Larceny

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Unit have arrested a Shallotte man for numerous larceny charges including three counts of larceny of a motor vehicle.

Nathan John Elsenbeck, 29, of Pelican Place, SW in Shallotte, has been charged with three counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, five counts of breaking and entering into a motor vehicle, two counts of misdemeanor larceny, two counts of injury to personal property, larceny of a firearm, and two counts of possession of a stolen firearm.

Elsenbeck also faces multiple traffic charges by the NC Highway Patrol after he wrecked one of the stolen vehicles on Tar Landing Road in Shallotte. He suffered injuries as a result of that accident and was taken to a South Carolina medical facility where he was released on Friday into the custody of Myrtle Beach Police Department. He was brought back to Brunswick County later that evening and booked into the Brunswick County Detention Facility where he remains under a $1.5 million bond.

All of the charges stem from incidents that took place on November 11.

BCSO Drug Enforcement Unit Arrest 3 on Heroin Charges

Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit have arrested three on heroin related charges.

Lamar McDow, 30, of Shallotte Avenue and Sykes Avenue in Shallotte, was arrested on Friday, November 14 for conspiring to traffic heroin, two counts of trafficking heroin, possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver (PWIMSD) heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and a second charge of conspiring to traffic heroin stemming from an incident that in July in which more than 8,000 bags of heroin was seized. McDow is a validated gang member and has been involved in large scale drug activity in Brunswick County. He is currently being detained in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $2,250,000 bond.

Eddie Lee Hill, 27, and Masheka Rena Cobb, 24, both of McMilly Road in Shallotte, were also charged on Friday with conspiring to traffic heroin, two counts of trafficking heroin, and PWIMSD heroin. Hill, also a validated gang member and habitual felon, is being held in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $200,000 bond. Cobb remains in custody at the Brunswick County Detention Facility as well under at $500,000 bond.

These arrests are the result of a year-long investigation stemming from community complaints and tips. The three were arrested after a traffic stop on Highway 130 in Ash on Friday where over 1,600 bags of heroin, with a street value of approximately $50,000, was seized from the vehicle.

Sheriff John Ingram wishes to thank those in the community who continue to advise the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office of drug and other illegal activity in their communities through tips and complaints.

BCSO Follow Up on Community Tips and Arrest Shallotte Man for Selling Marijuana

Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested a Shallotte man for selling marijuana out of his home on Green Heron Drive in Shallotte.

Jonathan Lewis Bradshaw, 35, of Green Heron Drive in Shallotte, was charged on November 5 with possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling house used for keeping and selling marijuana, conspiring to sell marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bradshaw was booked into the Brunswick County Detention Facility and later released under a $5,000 bond.

Bradshaw’s arrest is the result of community tips that were provided to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and followed up on by the BCSO Drug Enforcement Unit.

Sheriff John Ingram continues to encourage citizens who suspect drug activity in their communities to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

Community Tips Lead BCSO to Drug Arrest

Multiple tips and cooperation from the community led Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit to an arrest that occurred yesterday, November 13.

Wendell Dane Fulford, 45, of Watts Road, SW in Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver a Schedule II controlled substance, selling a Schedule II controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle used for keeping and selling a controlled substance. Fulford is currently being held in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under at $40,000 bond.

Sheriff John Ingram urges anyone who suspects drug or illegal activity in their community, or anywhere in Brunswick County, to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

BCSO Drug Enforcement Unit Arrest Two on Marijuana Charges

Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested two today on marijuana charges.

David Joseph Paolilli, 39, of Kestrel Drive, Shallotte, has been charged with possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver (PWIMSD) marijuana, conspiring to sell marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest occurred during a traffic stop in the Shallotte area. Paolilli was also charged with PWIMSD marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and selling marijuana stemming from an incident in that occurred in October of this year. Paolilli is currently being detained in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $10,000 bond .

Additionally, the passenger in the car at the time of the stop, David Leroy Hardee, 61, of Lakewood Drive, Shallotte, was charged with PWIMSD marijuana, conspiring to sell marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. In July of this year, he was arrested on similar charges where 208 grams of marijuana and over $97,000 in cash was seized from his home. Hardee is also currently being detained in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $1.5 million bond.

Over 470 grams of marijuana (a street value of approximately $4000) was seized from the vehicle along with $8,788 in cash.

BLET Application Process Open

coinThe Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for BLET (Basic Law Enforcement Training) Academy.  Applicants will need to complete the forms below and return to the Sheriff’s Office in Bolivia to the attention of Captain Sammy Turner.  Applications will be accepted until November 24th and the start date will be announced on this page as soon as the date is determined.

Employment Links and Forms

Applicant Checklist (pdf)
County Application (pdf)
Release of Authorization (pdf)
Background Questionnaire (pdf)
Personal History Statement (F3) (Revised Aug 2014) (pdf)
Employment Disqualifiers (pdf)

BCSO Detectives Searching for Man Wanted for B&E

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Unit are asking for the community’s assistance in locating a man wanted for breaking and entering.

Henry Wade Rutledge, 46, last known address Rock Street, Archdale, NC (Randolph County), is wanted for two counts of felony breaking and entering, two counts of felony after breaking and entering, and obtaining property by means of false pretense.

The charges stem from incidents that occurred in October of this year in the Holden Beach area. He is also wanted by the Shallotte Police Department for felony larceny for an incident that occured in October as well. Rutledge may be driving a black 2005 Nissan Armada with NC tag number XNW-9917. He also may be in the company of a white female, Amber Mandell, and may be in the High Point or Rockingham areas.

Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of Henry Wade Rutledge should contact the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at 910-253-2777 or call 911.

BCSO Detectives Looking for Supply Man wanted for Felony Larceny

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Unit are asking for the community’s assistance in locating a Supply man wanted for felony larceny.

Rodney Wayne Suggs, 46, of Pisgah Road, is wanted for felony larceny stemming from an incident that occurred at the Walgreens in Supply on September 15, 2014. Additionally, Suggs has outstanding warrants for assault on a female, false imprisonment as well as probation violation.

Suggs is a white male, stands 5’9″ and weights approximately 200lbs. He has blue eyes and brown hair.

Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of Rodney Wayne Suggs is asked to please contact Det. Ian Evans at the BCSO at 910-253-2777 or call 911.

BCSO Drug Agents Arrest Two on Multiple Charges

Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit, along with detectives from the Criminal Investigative Unit and South End Task Force, have arrested two on multiple charges.

Terry Ray Chaney, 25, of Goosebreak Drive in Shallotte, was arrested on Friday night for felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver (PWIMSD) a Schedule VI controlled substance, felony possession of cocaine, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. A search of Chaney’s vehicle led to the seizure of approximately eight ounces of marijuana and a small amount of cocaine. Detectives with the BCSO Investigative Unit and South End Task Force also charged Chaney with outstanding warrants of felony breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering stemming from an incident that occurred on February 18, 2014 in Ocean Isle Beach. Chaney, a validated gang member, is currently being detained in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $2,020,000.00 bond.

Further investigation led to a search warrant being executed by the BCSO DEU that same evening at the residence of Andre Montrel Thomas in the 8000 block of Catawba Lane in Ash. Thomas, 29, was charged with felony maintaining a dwelling house at the Catawba Lane address, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, felony manufacturing marijuana, and felony PWIMSD marijuana. Over a pound of marijuana was seized from the residence as a result of the search. Thomas was processed then later released from the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $30,000.00 bond.

BCSO Continues to Ask for Public's Assistance in Locating Rachel Owens

Owens – Missing Person Poster – Spanish

Owens – Missing Person Poster – English

Today marks three years since Rachel Natacha Owens was reported missing.

On May 5, 2011, Rachel was seen getting off her school bus at South Brunswick High School in Boling Spring Lakes.  Surveillance video on the school’s campus captured Rachel entering a small, dark-colored car with what may have been South Carolina license plates.  She has not had any contact with her family or friends since leaving the school.

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, are again asking for the public’s assistance in providing any information that might lead to the whereabouts of Rachel Natacha Owens.  Detectives continue to follow up on any and all leads and advise that no detail is too small.

Rachel would be eighteen years of age now.  She has hazel eyes and blonde hair although frequently changes her hair color and previously been known to have brown or black hair.  She is approximately 5’5” tall and at the time she was reported missing, weighed around 120 pounds.  Rachel often expressed a desire to go to Mexico.

Printable posters and links to share via social media can be found at http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/kidnap/rachel-natacha-owens/view.  The public is encouraged to share these posters and alert authorities of any information that might result from sharing of information.

Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of Rachel Natacha Owens should contact Sgt. Candi West at 910-880-4962 or agentcwest@gmail.com, Capt. Laurie Watson at 910-880-4842 or itaygmf@gmail.com or Special Agent Richard Novelli at 910-342-2957.