BCSO Drug Agents Searching for Shallotte Man Wanted on Drug Charges

*****UPDATE*****
Joe Junior Bell turned himself in this morning. He is being detained in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $750,000 bond.

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Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit are searching for a Shallotte man wanted on multiple drug charges.

Joe Junior Bell, 34, of Hale Swamp Road, is charged with trafficking heroin,trafficking MDMA, PWIMSD heroin, PWIMSD MDMA, maintaining a dwelling house used for keeping and selling heroin and MDMA, and possession of drug paraphernalia. A search warrant of Bell’s residence yielded the unit seizing over 1,000 bags of heroin, 161 grams of MDMA and over $13,000 in cash.

Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of Joe Junior Bell is asked to contact the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at 910-253-2777 or call 911.

BCSO Looking for Information on Larceny in Southport

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s assistance in obtaining information regarding a larceny that occurred in the Southport area last night or early this morning.

Deputies were called to Sykes Welding, located at 8168 River Road in Southport, at approximately 6:15 this morning in response to a reported larceny of a trailer. The trailer is homemade (no manufacturer), is 4’x8′, red in color with black diamond plate flooring. The trailer contained a blue Miller Trail Blazer welding machine and a stainless steel diamond plate toolbox. The larceny occurred sometime between 05/13 at around 9pm and 05/14 at around 6am.

Anyone with any information should contact Det. Marc Derr at 910-880-4951.

BCSO Detectives Searching for Leland Man Wanted for Larceny

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the community’s assistance in locating a Leland man wanted on several charges.

Ryan Tyler Duffy, 23, of Holly Hills Drive, is wanted for breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and felony larceny. These charges stem from two separate incidents; the felony larceny occurring on 01/06/15 and the breaking and entering and larceny occurring on 03/27/2015.

Duffy is charged with taking nearly $14,000 in property. Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

Drug Agents Arrest Four on Marijuana Charges

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

Courtney Beckford, 32, of Sandy Court in Calabash, is charged with PWIMSD marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a dwelling house used for keeping and selling marijuana, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Beckford was booked into the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $50,000 bond. ​

​ Theresa Beckford, 32, also of the Sandy Court residence, is also charged with PWIMSD marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a dwelling house used for keeping and selling marijuana, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. She was also detained at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and later released under a $30,000 bond. ​

​ The couple was arrested on 04/22 after a search warrant of their home resulted in the seizure of 5.5lbs of marijuana and over $15,000 in cash. Street value for the marijuana is estimated at approximately $13,000. ​

​ Also arrested yesterday, Tameka Funderburk Morgan, 37, of Bell Grove Drive, Myrtle Beach and Glen Roy Doyley, 30, of Spivey Street, Loris, SC. Morgan is charged with two counts of trafficking marijuana, conspiring to traffic marijuana, PWIMSD marijuana, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Morgan was arrested after a traffic stop on HWY 17 and Thomasboro Road in Calabash, then booked into the Brunswick County Detention Facility where she remains under a $100,000 bond. Doyley was charged with conspiring to traffic in marijuana. He too was arrested after a traffic stop at HWY 17 near Crow Creek, booked into the Brunswick County Detention Facility where he remains under a $100,000. ​

​ Over 18 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $50,000 was seized as a result of these arrests. ​

​ This investigation was the result of tips and complaints from the community. Sheriff John Ingram wishes to once again thank those who continue to report drug activity and other illegal or suspicious activity in their communities, and encourages others to do the same.

Detectives Searching for Suspects Involved in Callahan's Larceny

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the community’s assistance in identifying two suspects involved in a larceny. ​

​ At approximately 4:00pm on April 19, 2015, a larceny was reported at Callahan’s Nautical Gifts located at 7212 Beach Drive in Calabash. The white male and white female subject exited a white, four door, Ford F-150 truck with tinted windows. They entered the store and proceeded to take various pieces of jewelry. ​ ​

​​ Anyone with information should contact Det. April Cherry at 910-880-4929.

Abandoned Horses

In the early morning hours of March 20, two horses were found in the Ash area of Brunswick County. A tan, female pony was found on Camp Branch Road at approximately 12:30am and a large, brown male was found on Egypt Road several hours later. Both animals were checked by a local, large animal veterinarian. The large male appears to be in fair condition. The pony, suffering from significant injuries to her legs, had to be humanely euthanized.

Officers with Brunswick County Animal Protective Services are asking for assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for these animals. It is believed that the animals were abandoned at this location, possibly from outside of Brunswick County.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services at 910-754-8204.

BCSO Searching for Missing 19 Year Old

***MISSING***

HALLANA HANKINS
19 YOA
B/F
5’1″ 185 lbs
Hair: Long Brown, Auburn Wig

Last seen wearing brown/multi colored leggings, brown lace up boots, short black jacket, brown scarf. Also carrying black book bag. Last seen leaving Boiling Spring Lakes Area earlier this morning headed to bus station in Wilmington. Thought to be traveling to Texas area. Hallana suffers from a cognitive disorder. Anyone with information should contact the Det. Marc Derr of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at 910-253-2777 or call 911.

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 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.