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Archive for June, 2014

Brunswick Co. authorities asking for help to find missing teenager

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office need the public's help in locating a missing teenager from Sunset Beach.

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ONLY ON 3: Chase suspect bitten by dog faces attempted murder charges in SC

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man accused of leading a police chase last fall that ended with a police dog’s bite is back in jail and waiting to face attempted murder charges in South Carolina.

Wilmington Police arrested Johnnie Lamont Williams, 42, May 21, and charged him with assault on a female and resisting an officer. After he was booked, a check of outstanding warrants showed that bench warrants had been issued from Beaufort County, SC, in March for Williams.

Court documents show Williams was wanted as a fugitive for “murder/attempted murder,” child endangerment aggravated assault and attempt to assault an officer with a vehicle.

According to a news release from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office on June 30, 2012, Williams was involved in an officer-involved shooting after allegedly trying to drive away from a traffic stop and trying to hit three officers, which led to the charges, including three counts of attempted murder. Williams and a backseat passenger were hospitalized with gunshot wounds after officers opened fire. They were later cleared. The news release said Williams had his 6-year-old nephew in the front seat. The boy was not hurt.

Williams is due back in New Hanover County court tomorrow.

In November investigators say Williams drove through a police checkpoint and almost hit an officer with his car. That began a chase through northern Wilmington and New Hanover County until officers were able to use a PIT maneuver to stop his car. At the end of the chase Ofc. Stafford Brister put his K9 Kaas through the window of Williams’s car. Williams suffered several bite wounds before the dog could be removed.

A grand jury declined to indict Brister of any crimes. He later returned to duty as a patrol officer. Wilmington City Council last week voted to give Kaas to the Fair Bluff Police Department.


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Plans call for 402-unit apartment complex on South 17th

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Plans have been submitted to the city for an apartment complex along South 17th Street that eventually will have 402 units.

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Stormwater project topic of meeting

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Project would address flooding in New Centre Drive area

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Duke Energy officials give tour of Sutton coal ash ponds

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

During a media tour of the Sutton plant, Duke Energy officials said timelines proposed by lawmakers for cleaning the coal ash ponds are “aggressive”, including the five-year timeframe for remediating the millions of tons of coal ash at the Sutton Steam Plant in New Hanover County.

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