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Archive for July, 2014

New Hanover couple charged with insurance fraud

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Samuel James Spicer, 61, and Aletha Jinwright Spicer, 46, allegedly provided false and misleading information to support an injury claim

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Woman, alleged accomplice arrested for husband’s 2010 murder

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Two people have been charged with a four-year-old murder in Bladen County.

Donyee Bowman Jessup, 29, of Fayetteville, and Garry Tyrell McCray Jr., 26, Salisbury, MD, have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Johnnie Terrel Jessup.

Investigators say Johnnie Jessup was 31 when he was shot and killed on Feb. 4, 2010. Just after 10 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a person shot at 164 Old Hickory Ln. in Elizabethtown. When they arrived, they found Jessup lying dead in the front yard.

Donyee Jessup was the victim’s wife. The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office says the investigation revealed she and McCray conspired to kill Johnnie Jessup.

Donyee Jessup was arrested without incident yesterday in the 3700 block of Ramsey Street in Fayetteville just after noon. She is in the Bladen County Jail without bond.

McCray was arrested yesterday in Eden, MD, without incident. He is being held without bond and is awaiting extradition back from Maryland.

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Sunday shooting suspects in custody

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police have arrested two people wanted for a shooting Sunday in Creekwood.

Police arrested Hykeem Quintell Durant, 24, and Jakia Imani Boney, 24, and 24 year old Hykeem Quintell Durant yesterday after officers issued warrants for their arrests.

Boney was released last night after posting bond. Durant remains behind bars under a $30,000 bond. Both are charged with assault with a deadly weapon, going armed to the terror of the public and injury to personal property.

The victim told police Boney and Durant fired several shots at him after an argument. The shooting happened in the Creekwood Housing community around 6:30 p.m. near 702 N. 30th Street.

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Amendment to try and save film incentives passes NC House

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The NC House passed an amendment attempting to save film incentives for at least 1 more year.

Rep. Ted Davis (R-New Hanover County) introduced the amendment on the NC House floor this afternoon that would keep film incentives closer to what they are currently at least for the next year.

The proposal included in the proposed state budget is a grant-based program that would cap incentives at $10 million. Davis’s amendment would raise that cap to $40 million, and instead of a grant would be instituted as a tax credit.

Davis was brought to tears on the House floor saying he’s never worked as hard on an issue as he has the one of film incentives.

His amendment would reduce the current film incentive tax credit from 25 percent to 22.5 percent. It would also require a “Made in North Carolina” logo be attached to the end of any movie or production using the credit.

Stay with WWAY for more on this developing story.

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Two face charges in Sunday shooting

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Wilmington police arrested two men Wednesday in a weekend shooting at Creekwood

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