Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit seized nearly $6,000 and six video slot machines during a recent crackdown on illegal video gaming.
Community tips led investigators to the Cell Phone and Tablet Repair store located at 2125 Holden Beach Rd. Four video gaming machines were seized along with $3,214 in cash. Charles Edward Ard, Jr., 41, of Kyle Street, Supply and Tiffany Teal Ard, 33, of Fayetteville Street, Supply, were each cited with operating a game of chance in which money was bet (NC General Statute 14-292) and possession of an illegal slot machine (NC General Statute 14-304).
Two machines and $2,774 in cash were also seized at the Quick and Easy Citgo located at 2685 Holden Beach Road. Vernon Gilbert Majors, 76, of Linden Trail, Aberdeen, was also cited with operating a game of chance in which money was bet (NC General Statute 14-292) and possession of an illegal slot machine (NC General Statute 14-304).
These seizures occurred on Friday, August 28, were the result of community tips and a 2-3 month joint investigation with the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement. Additional charges may be pending.
Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the community’s assistance in identifying the suspect or suspects involved in a larceny that occurred early this morning.
At approximately 3:45am, someone went onto the property of Ag-Mart Farms located on Blue Banks Loop Road in Leland. Approximately $25,000.00 in herbicide and pesticide were taken from the property.
Detectives believe the suspect or suspects were in a white, four door, Nissan Titan, with chrome rims, pulling a dual axle trailer.
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Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a South Carolina man, wanted on multiple charges.
Jason Lee Hanna, 31, of Ashepoo Creek Drive, Myrtle Beach, is charged with felony breaking and/or entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering, injury to real property, misdemeanor breaking or entering and felony larceny. Two separate incidents occurred in the Shallotte area late last week.
Hanna is a white male, stands 5’5″ tall and weighs 140 pounds. He has brown/grey hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Jason Lee Hanna is asked to call Det. Ashley DiBella at 910-880-4871 or call 911.
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 email@example.com, Capt. Laurie Watson at 910-880-4842 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Special Agent Richard Novelli at 910-342-2957.
Owens – Missing Person Poster – Spanish
Owens – Missing Person Poster – English