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Archive for April, 2014

Witness description of crooks, car leads to quick arrest

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputies say a suspected thief was caught not long after the crime was committed.

A spokesman says deputies were called Tuesday to a breaking and entering in progress at 4484 Amelia Ct. The witness gave investigators a description of three suspects and the license tag number of the car they used.

Deputies found the car in the parking lot of the Greentree Apartments with the driver, Latrese Ann Williams, still inside the car. Deputies say they then found items hidden in the woods near the apartments that matched the description provided by the witness. When deputies searched Williams’s apartment, they say they found several other items that had been reported stolen.

Williams is charged with two counts each of larceny and felony breaking and entering. She is due back in court to face the charges next month. Court records show Williams, 25, is scheduled for court in July on a charge of possession of stolen goods.

The Department of Corrections website shows Williams has a criminal record that includes convictions for breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods.

Detectives are still investigating, trying to identify the other suspects involved in the Amelia Ct. break-in.


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ONLY ON 3: Benson & Vaughn – who should be GOP sheriff’s candidate? Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — One’s a former sheriff’s deputy, the other got the blessing of the Republican party.

Who do you think will be the best GOP candidate for New Hanover County Sheriff against Democrat incumbent Ed McMahon or former Sheriff Sid Causey?

WWAY’s Senior Political Editor Kevin Wuzzardo will question both Marc Benson and Jason Vaughn about their ideas and what they plan to do to make New Hanover County a safer place – coming up Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. ONLY ON 3.


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Brunswick County authorities find missing man

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Dale Eugene Silks, 60, was last seen at 10 a.m. today at his home at 6250 Rock Creek Road

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BBQ joint? Restaurant owner faces drug charges

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

GASTONIA, NC (AP) — Police in Gaston County say a barbecue restaurant was selling more than barbecue to some customers.

The owner of Smokey’s BBQ Restaurant was arrested earlier this week on a variety of marijuana-related charges.

Thirty-nine-year-old Donnie Allen Wooten of the Gaston County town of Dallas was one of three people arrested Tuesday.

Police said the investigation started in November after an undercover agent bought 30 pounds of marijuana.

Wooten faces more than two dozen charges. Thirty-five-year-old Michael Gene Huffman of Dallas faces more than 50 charges. Twenty-nine-year-old Tausha Michelle Mixon of Dallas faces seven charges.

Police say they are looking for a fourth suspect.

It was not known if the suspects have attorneys.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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New back to be unveiled

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

One-acre park will be on Mariner Lane

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