BCSO Looking for Two in Attempted Robbery

Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are asking for help in identifying two suspected in an attempted robbery. Last night, 09/12/13, at approximately 9pm, a female victim was attempting to enter her vehicle at Civietown Rd. and Holden Beach Rd. in Supply when she was approached by two males from behind. The victim described the two as black males wearing jeans and black hoodies. One wore a black bandanna with a white design and a gold ring with circular diamonds on his left hand. She also stated that one had an accent. The suspects attempted to grab the victims keys but were unsuccessful. The victim was then struck in the back of the head twice with an unknown object. The suspects then fled on bikes towards the Mt. Pisgah Rd. and Holden Beach Rd. intersection.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Ryan Newman at 910-880-4866 or Detective Jason Fennell at 910-880-4895.

BCSO Media Release - Two Arrested for B&E&L at Winnabow Hunting Club

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A third person was arrested yesterday, 09/12/13, in connection to breaking and entering and larceny at a Winnabow Hunting Club.

Cameron Alexander Croom, 22, of Remington Drive in Rocky Point was arrested at his home yesterday and charged with larceny of a dog, injury to property, felony larceny, and breaking and entering.

Croom was booked into the Brunswick County Detention Facility where he was later released under a $35,000 bond.

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detectives have arrested two men in connection with breaking and entering into a local hunting club.

Terry Lee Ramsey, 26, of Laural Court in Winnabow and Richard Carl Barkley, 23, of Belmont Acres also in Winnabow, were each charged today with larceny of a dog, injury to property, felony larceny, breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods/property.

Ramsey and Barkley are charged with breaking in to the Bee Tree Hunting Club in Winnabow and taking various hunting items and electronics as well as two hunting dogs. The property, valued at approximately $6000, has been recovered and returned to the owners.

Barkley is currently being detained in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $10,000 secured bond. Ramsey is also being held in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $35,000 secured due to probation violation.

9-11 Memorial

Twin Towers Wrapped in Flag

Citizens of Brunswick and surrounding counties are cordially invited to please join us for our:

9-11 Memorial

September 11, 2013 at 7:00pm

Shallotte Middle School
225 Village Rd
Shallotte, NC 28470

Donations will be collected for the families of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in Arizona.

Supply Man Arrested for Breaking and Entering and Larceny

imageCharles Joseph Williams, 41, of Maple Creek Drive in Supply, has been arrested on multiple larceny and breaking and entering charges in the Supply area including at least two churches. Williams was arrested at his home.

Williams is charged with two counts of Break/Enter Place of Worship, two counts of Larceny after Break/Enter, one count of Breaking and or Entering, and two counts of Injury to Real Property all occurring on September 1, 2013. A safe and a container of coins were taken from Oak Grove Baptist Church and a bag of pennies from Harvest Fellowship Church.

Additionally, Williams was charged with two more counts of Breaking and or Entering, two more counts of Larceny after Break/Enter, two more counts of Injury to Real Property, one count of Larceny of a Motor Vehicle and one count of Possession of Stolen Goods all stemming from incidents occurring from 08/01/13 thru 09/04/2013 in the Supply area.

Williams is currently being held in the Brunswick County Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond.

Crime Rate Continues to Decline in Brunswick County

imageThe North Carolina Department of Justice recently released its Annual Summary Report on Crime for 2012. According to the report, crime in Brunswick County showed a decrease across the board in 2012. The overall Crime Index for 2012 was 3,259.5 per 100,000 people. That’s down from 3,463.9 in 2011. Violent crime fell from 210.5 to 156.7 per 100,000 people and Property Crime also decreased from 3,253.4 to 3,102.8 in 2012.

The overall crime rate in Brunswick County has shown a gradual and consistent decrease since 2008 when Sheriff John Ingram began serving as Sheriff of Brunswick County. Sheriff Ingram: “I don’t believe the reduction in the crime rate can be attributed to any one thing. It certainly is a collaborative effort between law enforcement and the community. When I first began serving as sheriff, we established an Investigative Taskforce which is made up of multiple law enforcement agencies throughout the county. That has proven to be a tremendous asset not only in fighting criminal activity, but also in creating a true camaraderie between the various law enforcement agencies throughout the county. Also, the implementation of our Citizen’s Academy and volunteer program has helped to establish a reservoir of goodwill and trust between the Sheriff’s Office and the community. We can’t do our jobs without the help of the community. And the vast majority of citizens in Brunswick County are committed to helping us keep our community safe.”

A copy of the 2012 Crime Report Summary can be found at http://www.ncdoj.gov/Crime/View-Crime-Statistics.aspx.

Hands Across the Border Checking Station

On Friday, August 30, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, in collaboration with the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, hosted a ‘Hands Across the Border’ Vehicle Checking Station. One of the Blood Alcohol Testing Mobile Units (BATMobile) was on site, as well as representatives from the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office. Multiple law enforcement agencies participated in the event. In addition to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, Carolina Beach Police Department, Wilmington Police Department, Shallotte Police Department, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office, Whiteville Police Department, Bladen County Sheriff’s Office, Bladenboro Police Department, Chadburn Police Department, Sunset Beach Police Department, Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department, Holden Beach Police Department, and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol were all in attendance. Several volunteers from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office also assisted at the checking station.

The following is a list of arrests and citations:

  • Driving While Impaired: 13
  • Inspection Violations: 3
  • Drug Violations (F): 4
  • Other (F): 1
  • Seatbelt Violations: 3
  • Uninsured: 2
  • Carry Concealed Weapon: 1
  • Driving While License Revoked: 4
  • Child Seat Violation: 1
  • Alcohol: 3
  • No Operators License: 14
  • Registration Violation: 5
  • Drug (M): 16
  • Other (M): 3

The checking stations were set up at Highway 17 and the SC state line, Ash Little Rd. and Hickman Rd., and NC 179 at Country Club Rd. and ran from approximately 10:30pm Friday evening until 3:00am Saturday morning. Sheriff Ingram would like to thank the Governor’s Highway Safety Program and all of the agencies that participated.

Armed Robbery Arrests

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Timothy Ne’Kos  McMillan and Tiffany Rose Parish turned themselves into the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office around 9:00pm yesterday.
McMillan was charged with Attempted Robbery-Dangerous Weapon, First Degree Burglary, Robbery with Dangerous Weapon, Felony Larceny and two counts of Second Degree Kidnapping.  He is currently being detained in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $500,000 secured bond.
Parish was charged with Felony Larceny and was released this morning under a $10,000 bond.

This continues to be an ongoing investigation.

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested two individuals in connection to armed robberies in the Southport area occurring between 08/26/13 and 08/27/13.

Jessica Joann Barnes, 18, of E. Boling Spring Lakes Rd., in Southport has been charged with one count of Robbery with Dangerous Weapon, one count of Attempted Robbery-Dangerous Weapon, one count of First Degree Burglary, and two counts of Second Degree Kidnapping. Barnes is currently being detained in the Brunswick County Detention Center under a $500,000 bond.

Brittany Nichole Watson, 21, of Jabbertown Rd. in Southport has been charged with one count of Robbery with Dangerous Weapon, one count of Attempted Robbery-Dangerous Weapon, one count of First Degree Burglary, and two counts of Second Degree Kidnapping. Watson is currently being detained in the Brunswick County Detention Center under a $500,000 bond.

Detectives are also looking for Timothy Ne’Kos McMillan, 21, of 1005 N. 30thStreet in Wilmington. McMillan is wanted for similar charges of Robbery, Burglary, and Kidnapping, also in the Southport area.

Additionally, detectives are looking for Tiffany Parish, 20, also of 1005 N. 30th Street in Wilmington, a person of interest in the armed robbery investigation. Parish has active warrants and is currently wanted for an unrelated larceny charge. This investigation is still active and ongoing and additional arrests are expected. Anyone with any information should contact Det. Marc Derr at 910-880-4951 or Det. Holly Locklear at 910-880-4950.

BCSO Arrest Two for Drug Activity

Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice-Narcotics Taskforce arrested Rocky Lane Hewett and Charles Thurman Hewett early this morning after a lengthy investigation. The warrant was executed at Rocky Hewett’s residence in the 100 block of Tula Trail in Shallotte.

Rocky Hewett, 55, of Lula Trail in Shallotte, has been charged with four counts of PWIMSD Cocaine, four counts of Sell/Deliver Cocaine, one count of Manufacture Marijuana, five counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, one count of Sell/Deliver SCH III CS (Dihydrocodeinone), two counts of Conspire Traffic Opium/Heroin, PWIMSD SCH III CS (29 dosage units of Dihydrocodeinone), eight counts of Trafficking, Opium or Heroin, one count of Felony Maintn Veh/Dwell/Place CS, one count of PWIMSD SCH II CS (Oxycondone), one count of Sell/Deliver SCH II CS and one count of Sexual Battery. Rocky Hewett is currently being detained in the Brunswick County Detention facility under a $1 million secured bond.

Charles Thurman Hewett, 60, also of Lula Trail in Shallotte has been charged with Conspire Traffic Opium/Heroin, four counts of Trafficking, Opium or Heroin, one count Felony Maintn Veh/Dwell/Place CS, one count of PWIMSD SCH III CS (Dihydrocodeinone), one count Sell/Deliver SCH III CS, once count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and one count Consp Sell/Deliver SCH II CS. Charles Hewett is currently being held under a $250,000 bond at the Brunswick County Detention Facility.

Attempted Break In this Morning in Southport

vlcsnap-2013-08-19-14h09m10s19Earlier this morning, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to an attempted break in at 4593 Long Beach Road in Southport. The incident took place at the Cash Unlimited store at around 8:30 this morning. The store does not open until 9:00 and employees were setting up items outside the building prior to opening the store. They went into the building and locked the door behind them. At that point a vehicle pulled up to the front and three black males with bandanas over their faces got out of the vehicle and tried to open the door, when they found it to be locked, they left. They did not make entry into the building.

The car is described as teal in color, possible an older model Ford Escort. Anyone with information should contact Det. Marc Derr with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at 910-880-4951.

BCSO Drug Arrest

Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice-Narcotics Taskforce and Special Operations Unit arrested Covia Dzell Smith, 40, of Hale Swamp Road, Shallotte on Sunday, August 18. Smith has been charged with one count of PWIMSD Marijuana (112 grams), one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, three counts of Trafficking in Cocaine, one count of PWIMSD Cocaine (40.5 grams of cocaine), four counts of Trafficking Opium or Heroin, one count of PWIMSD Heroin (250 bindles), one count of PWIMSD SCH II Controlled Substance (13 dosage units of Oxycodone), Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, and resisting a public officer.

Smith was pulled over for a vehicle violation around 3pm on Sunday in the 1100 block of Hale Swamp Road in Shallotte. A search of his home was also conducted where over $4,000 in US Currency was seized. Smith is currently being held in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $700,000 secured bond.