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 Drug Unit Arrests Supply Man on Multiple Drug Charges

After a six month investigation, agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit have arrested a Supply man numerous drug charges.

Harry Eric Grissett, 41, of Makatoka Road, Supply, was arrested at a home on Empire Way in Supply on Friday, March 13 after a consensual search of the residence resulted in the seizure of multiple drugs including prescription medication, marijuana, heroin and 13 grams of crack cocaine. Grissett is charged with one count of manufacturing cocaine, two counts of possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver cocaine, one count of sell and deliver cocaine, two counts of sell and deliver heroin, three counts of possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver heroin, one count of felony maintaining/dwelling a controlled substance, two counts of simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, one count of simple possession of marijuana and six counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. ​

​ Grissett is currently being detained in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under at $501,001 bond.

BCSO Drug Unit Arrests Shallotte Man for Multiple Drug Offenses

Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit have arrested a Shallotte man on multiple charges.

Clayton John Allen Holmes, 30, of Burke Lane NW in Shallotte, was charged last night with selling cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver (PWIMSD) cocaine, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and PWIMSD heroin. Holmes was also served with multiple charges stemming from previous incidents including two counts of selling heroin, two counts of PWIMSD heroin, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to appear on a criminal summons or citation, probation violation and indictments for previous drug charges.

Holmes was arrested after a traffic stop at Highway 17 and Red Bug Road in Shallotte. He is being detained in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $85,000 bond.

BCSO Arrest Two for Sexual Offenses of a Minor

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit have arrested two for multiple sexual offenses with a minor.

Shimon Curtis Hales, 19, of T Street, Supply, is charged with three counts of statutory rape, three counts of sexual offense, and three counts of indecent liberties with a child. Hales is also charged with possession of a firearm and altering or removing a gun serial number. Agents with the BCSO Drug Enforcement Unit also charged him with manufacturing marijuana, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver (PWIMSD) marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for keeping and selling marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Hales was out on bond after previously being charged with drugs and weapons charges. He is currently being detained in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $320,000 bond.

Antonio Malik Sutton, 19, of Northwest Road, Leland, is charged with first degree rape, first degree sex offense of a child and indecent liberties with a child. He too is being held in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $200,000 bond.

Fox Attack Follow Up: Fox Tests Positive for Rabies Virus

Lt. Thomas Tolley, Shelter Director of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services, has confirmed a fox that was sent to the state lab for rabies testing, did indeed test positive for the rabies virus.

A woman in the Juniper Creek Subdivision off of Old Fayetteville Road in Leland was walking in the area with a child when she was approached by an erratic behaving fox that proceeded to attack her, resulting in a bite to her leg. The woman immediately contacted Animal Protective Services and an officer was sent out to inspect the area. The officer set multiple traps throughout the area and checked on those traps several times throughout the day in the interest of public safety. At one check the officer observed a fox, which matched the description of the fox reported by the woman earlier, attacking a cat. The fox then proceeded to attack the officer, also resulting in exposure to his leg. That officer then called for additional APS officers who arrived on the scene and dispatched the animal. The cat that was attacked by the fox was found later, taken to be observed by a local vet, and subsequently euthanized due to its injuries and contact with the rabid animal. Both the woman and the officer who were exposed to the rabid fox are receiving post exposure treatment.

Sheriff John Ingram commends the woman who quickly removed the child from harm’s way resulting in no injury or exposure to the child and for her quick call to Animal Protective Services. Her immediate response and ability to give details about the incident and animal aided in finding the dangerous animal and removing it from the area. Sheriff Ingram would also like to remind citizens that it is critical to have pets vaccinated for rabies. Failing to comply with this law not only puts the public at risk but also results in a citation and a monetary penalty to the pet owner. Brunswick County Health Department, along with Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services will be sponsoring a rabies clinic on Saturday, April 11. The cost is only $6. The clinics will be held at various times and locations throughout the county and will be listed on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook and web pages.

BCSO Arrests Leland Man for Sexual Crimes Against a Child

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit have arrested a Leland man for sexual offenses against a child.

Alejo Ruiz Mendoza, 30, of Mt. Misery Road in Leland is charged with first degree sex offense with a child and indecent liberties with a child.

Mendoza was arrested late yesterday evening at the Brunswick County Detention Facility where he was being held for a separate incident. Mendoza remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under at $205,000 bond.

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.