BCSAPS Remove 19 Dogs from Puppy Mill

Officers with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services executed a search warrant at 409 Glendale Drive at around 11am this morning in Belville. ​

​ During the search, 19 dogs, Miniature Pinschers or “Min Pins”, were removed from the home. The animals were being kept in cages with multiple dogs in each cage. The dogs were covered in feces. Some were without water or their water was filthy and contained feces and insects. The dogs were briefly assessed at the scene then taken to Animal Protective Services to be further accessed for health concerns, bathed and provided clean water and food. ​

​ The owner of the dogs, Clenton M. Howard, 66, who was breeding and selling the dogs for profit, has been charged with misdemeanor cruelty to animals. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be pending. ​

​ The dogs will remain in the care of Animal Protective Services until the investigation is complete.

Brunswick County Shark Attacks

From Sheriff Ingram:

Many of you are aware of the two separate shark bites that occurred in the waters off of Oak Island this afternoon. The Sheriff’s office provided support with our helicopter and boat this evening and will continue to provide this support as needed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.

911 calls are released below:

BCSO Drug Agents Charge Three on Drug Charges

Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice-Narcotics Unit have charged three men on various drug charges. ​

​ Zane Alan Williams, 27, and Michael Stanley, 27, both of Ward Road in Longwood, have each been charged with trafficking heroin, conspiring to traffic heroin, and PWIMSD heroin. Eugene Anthwon Powell, 18, of Burke Lane in Shallotte, has been charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, and resisting a public officer. ​

​ The arrest comes after community tips and complaints led to a month long investigation. A search warrant executed at Williams’ residence at arrount 7 o’clock this morning yielded the seizure of 416 bindles of heroin, several weapons, and over $1500 in cash. ​

​ Williams, a validated gang member, is being held in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $130,000.00 bond. Stanley is being held under a $100,000.00 bond and Powell is being held under a $500.00 bond; both in the Brunswick County Detention Facility as well. ​

​ Sheriff John Ingram wishes to thank the community for their tips and encourages anyone who suspects drug or illegal activity in their community to contact the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office

BCSO Detectives Searching for Wanted SC Man

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.

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.

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.