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Archive for May, 2014

Marshals arrest man in Wilmington wanted for sex crimes in Tennessee

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man who was wanted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for almost three years on nearly two dozen sex-related crimes there was arrested by US Marshals in Wilmington yesterday.

According to a spokesperson from the TBI, the Marshals Service and several other agencies arrested Stephen Eugene Beck, 42, on Dapple Court yesterday. Investigators say he was living here under a stolen identity.

A Wilson County (TN) Sheriff’s Office asked the TBI to add Beck to Tennessee’s “Top Ten Most Wanted” list for fugitives after they say he failed to appear in court back in July 2011. They say that was when Beck was supposed to enter a plea deal or set a trial date on several charges for child rape and sex crimes.

The TBI spokesman says Beck’s arrest comes after multiple agencies searched for him for nearly three years in an investigation involving hundreds of tips, thousands of leads across 17 states. Authorities say they finally found out Beck had moved to the Wilmington area back in June.

When Marshals arrested Beck at his home at 124 Dapple Court, they also discovered drugs inside, which he faces charges for in New Hanover County while he waits for extradition.

In August 2010, Beck was charged in Wilson County, TN, on six counts of rape of a child and 14 counts of rape. A grand jury also indicted him in August 2010 in Rutherford County, TN, on three counts of rape of a child. He was out on $150,000 bond in Wilson County and a $1 million bond in Rutherford County.

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Police arrest Wilmington man who was caught firing shots from bedroom window

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington man was arrested after police say he was intoxicated when he was caught and arrested for firing a rifle out of a bedroom window yesterday afternoon.

Police say around 3 p.m. Lee King, 66, was reportedly shooting a gun out of an upstairs window at his home in the 700 block of Campbell Street. They say residents living there with King called dispatchers to report the crime.

Police say when they got to the home officers first evacuated the house, sending several schools to go under lock-down while they searched the area. After investigating near and around the property, police say that’s when they discovered the .22 rifle in King’s bedroom.

King is in the New Hanover County Jail under $22,000 bond for firing the gun within city limits, along with possession of a firearm by a felon. Police say no one was hurt in the shooting.

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Rising seas threaten landmarks in Carolinas, report says

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

The Union of Concerned Scientists cites 30 such sites nationwide including the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

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BSCO detectives asking women in real estate to use caution

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives are asking the public, particularly women who are in the real estate profession, to be cautious of a man claiming to be a high ranking VP with the Hanes Corporation and wanting to relocate to our area.

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Stilman White returning to Tar Heels

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Stilman White is returning the University of North Carolina basketball team after finishing up his Mormon mission.

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