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Archive for February, 2013

Man pleads guilty in crop insurance fraud case

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

A Tabor City man pleaded guilty in court Tuesday to his involvement in a crop insurance fraud case.

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Jail visitor accused of fondling himself lands behind bars

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, NC (WWAY) — A Jacksonville man visiting a woman in jail landed on the other side of the bars after deputies say he got a little excited.

The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office says Donnie Lee Morton came to the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Saturday to do a video visitation with female inmate Billie Fife. Investigators say during the video visitation Morton became aroused from the conversation and began to fondle himself in the public visitation area. A female employee monitoring video visitation called for backup.

According to a news release, Morton is in jail charged with a felony count of secretly using or installing a photograph, which falls under the state’s secret peeping law.

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FIRST ON 3: Marshals arrest fugitive in Wilmington

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The US Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force caught a man today wanted for a home invasion last spring in New Hanover County.

Deputies say Jonathan Kiger and his accomplices broke into an apartment on Bent Creek Road April 30 with an AR 15 rifle, a baseball bat and a stun gun.

The Marshals Service say they arrested Kiger, 23, in a shopping center on New Center Drive this afternoon with the help of Wilmington Police.

Kiger faces multiple counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping and burglary.

According to the NC Department of Corrections website, Kiger’s criminal history includes multiple convictions for DWI, breaking and entering, larceny and drug possession.

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City council to discuss funding for possible pedestrian bridge

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Tuesday night, the City of Wilmington will discuss funding options for a pedestrian bridge that would be built over South College Road.

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Report details cause of Oak Island helicopter crash

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

The National Transportation Safety Board released a report earlier this month detailing how the helicopter went down.

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