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Archive for June, 2012

FIRST ON 3: Teen back in jail under $1M bond for posting on Facebook

Friday, June 15th, 2012

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Less than 24 hours after taking a plea for inciting a riot involved in the shooting death of a high school football player, a Brunswick County teen is back in jail for violating his probation, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

Jamar Bethea pleaded guilty yesterday to felony inciting a riot. The fight last year led to the death of South Brunswick High School player Marcus Hankins.

As part of his probation, Judge Ola Lewis ordered Bethea to stay away from social networking sites, but the Sheriff’s Office says he was posting on Facebook. So Lewis issued an arrest order for Bethea and placed him under $1 million bond for violating the probation she gave him yesterday.

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Good samaritans recount helicopter crash rescue

Friday, June 15th, 2012

OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — The investigation continues into a helicopter crash off of Oak Island yesterday.

A private boat was the first to respond to the scene. Today we caught up with the good samaritans who pulled the victims out of the water.

“He was headed straight towards us actually,” Steve Peloza said. “A buddy who was on the boat said, ‘What’s he doing?’ And then Matthew said, ‘It looks like he’s fixing to crash.’ Well, by that time, sure enough he came down and slapped the water hard.”

It was then that the fishermen said their basic human instincts kicked in.

Peloza says they quickly moved toward the crash site and tied their boat to the helicopter.

A man, who we now know from the incident report was Will Mistrot, emerged from the water, but said the other victim was still under.

“I proceeded to take my shoes off, pull my wallet out and pull my pocket, knife out because he said she couldn’t get her seat belt off,” Peloza said. “About that time she came up.”

Camden Johnson said that victim, Marie Kajimoto, looked like she had suffered a concussion.

Peloza and Johnson pulled victims into their boat until water rescue arrived.

“I was honestly half expecting to see somebody not conscious or alive when we got to that helicopter,” Johnson said.

Both victims have been released from the hospital

The good samaritans say they want no credit.

“I feel like it’s what any other person would do,” Johnson said. “You see a helicopter crash you’re going to stop and make sure everyone’s alright.”

Witnesses on scene said they heard from responders that engine failure led to the crash.

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Burgaw lawyer gets 7-year term

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Misappropriations, torched office land Kevin Strickland in prison

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Man drowns at Kure Beach

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Man was pulled from water south of the pier

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Oak Island Water Rescue asst. chief arrested for DWI

Friday, June 15th, 2012

OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — Oak Island Police say they arrested assistant Water Rescue chief Robert Reece Simmons for DWI yesterday after responding to the crash of a helicopter.

According to an arrest report, Simmons left the scene of a car accident near the Yaupon Pier after backing into another vehicle. Simmons first breath test showed a blood alcohol level of 0.14. That’s well above the legal limit of 0.08.

The StarNews says Simmons denies he was responding to the crash.

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