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Archive for July, 2014

Man faces multiple charges in woman’s beating

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Callers told police Sweet was beating a woman and shooting at her.

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Deputies bust Bladenboro meth lab, arrest three on drug charges

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

BLADENBORO, NC (WWAY) — Deputies busted a meth lab in Bladenboro yesterday, landing three people behind bars in connection to the drug operation, with additional arrests expected.

Bladen County deputies discovered the meth lab in the 900 block of Storm Road early Monday morning during an attempt to find a suspect who they say had outstanding warrants. That’s where deputies say they arrested three people when they located the lab.

Deputies say Cooper Lee Davis, 28, Holly Louise Dietz, 33, and Robert Anthony Byrd, 29, all of Bladenboro are behind bars, charged in connection to the operation. Each of the three are charged with three counts of possession of a pre-cursor material for the production of methamphetamine.

Deputies say the three are all in jail, each under a $10,000 secured bond. They say additional arrests are expected in connection to the meth lab.


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Tropical Depression Two zips through central Atlantic

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Tropical depression number two has formed in the central Atlantic.

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WPD: Man facing several charges after using stolen gun to shoot at teen

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police arrested a Wilmington man who they say several witnesses caught firing a stolen gun at a teenage girl early yesterday morning.

The calls came in just before 9 a.m., when police say dispatchers got reports of a female being beaten in the 2000 block of Colwell Avenue. That’s where officers say they found out Diquelle Jashaun Sweet, 19, was spotted firing shots at a 17-year-old girl with a gun police say was stolen.

Police say Sweet and the teenage victim took off running on a city bike path nearby before they finally found the two walking off of Wrightsville Avenue. Officer say after a short struggle, they arrested Sweet, then taking the girl back to the police station to interview her about what happened.

Sweet is charged with assault on a female, communicating threats, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a minor, going armed to the terror of the public, discharging a firearm within city limits, along with resisting, delaying and obstructing officers during the arrest. He is behind bars under a $50,000 secured bond, which Wilmington Police say does not include any amount for the assault charges he now faces.


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Brunswick County man pleads guilty to taking indecent liberties with a child

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

A man from Brunswick County pleaded guilty to one count of taking indecent liberties with a child Monday.

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