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Archive for July, 2012

Gas leak prompts evacuations

Friday, July 20th, 2012

The New Hanover County Fire Department is investigating a gas leak

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Pair sentenced in Brunswick County cocaine case

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Jay Avery Jenerette, 25, and Mitchell Griffith, 39, were sentenced to 92 months of imprisonment.

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Investigators say gang member among arrests in fast food heroin bust

Friday, July 20th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Sheriff’s investigators say one of three people arrested for allegedly selling heroin at a Wilmington fast food restaurant is a gang member.

Deputies say Darion Jerod Graham (far left) is a validated member of the Bloods gang, and he will be referred to federal authorities for prosecution. The Sheriff’s Vice and Narcotics Unit says it arrested Graham during a bust at the Chick-Fil-A on Market Street and New Centre Drive.

Officers conducted a brief investigation after receiving complaints that someone was selling narcotics from the business. Detectives arrested Jarvon Andre Everett, who worked at the restaurant, after they say they saw him sell heroin out the back door.

As detectives prepared to approach Everett, they say their timing could not have been better. They say they say Graham pull into the parking lot, where officers say him give Everett a Bojangles chicken box, which contained fifty bags of heroin. Deputies arrested Graham and the driver of the car, Tashawna Sade Robinson, along with Everett.

Investigators say Graham, who is unemployed, had more than $1,000 in cash on him when they arrested him.

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Duplin Co. teen profiled in ESPN ‘My Wish’ series

Friday, July 20th, 2012

DUPLIN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Tonight ESPN profiles a Duplin County teen battling leukemia who got to met his hero.

Jesus Reyes, 14, is preparing to play football for East Duplin High School. He is also undergoing chemo treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia at Children’s Hospital at UNC Chapel Hill.

Recently he spent a day with his hero: New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. Reyes also signed a “contract” to make him an honorary member of the Jets for the day.

Their story is part of ESPN’s “My Wish” series.

This is the seventh year in a row ESPN partnered with Make-A-Wish to grant children with life-threatening illnesses the chance to live out a sports dream.

If you missed any of the “My Wish” series, which also featured Lebron James, Rory McIlroy and Kyle Busch, you can watch the wishes on-line at ESPN.com. Just search the term “My Wish.”

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Suspected burglar arrested after dropping cell phone in house

Friday, July 20th, 2012

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Robeson County man is in jail after investigators say he dropped his cell phone in a Bladen County home had broken into.

Christopher Jermaine Kelso, 31, of Parkton, is charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen property, driving the wrong way on a dual lane highway and careless and reckless driving.

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office says a homeowner in Tar Heel came home to find an unknown man inside his house. The suspect drove away in a black Honda car.

Investigators say a deputy had to go into the median on NC 87 to avoid colliding with Kelso, who they say was driving on the wrong side of the road.

After the deputy stopped Kelso, the victim of the break-in arrived, and the suspect was taken into custody.

Investigators say Kelso broke in through a rear window, where he dropped his cell phone.

Kelso is in the Bladen County Jail under an $11,000 secured bond.

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