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Public Safety

  • Sheriff’s office searching for missing Southport man

    UPDATE: William Tyler Wood was found Wednesday afternoon in Raleigh.

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing Southport man.

    William Tyler Wood, 27, of Southport, has been missing since April 21.

    Wood has a light complexion, red hair and blue eyes. He is 6-feet-2-inches tall and has a scar on the right side of his forehead.

  • Brunswick County building inspector settles with state code officials

    RALEIGH—Brunswick County’s chief building inspector Delaney Aycock has settled with the state’s qualifications board.

    According to a voluntary settlement agreement between Aycock and the N.C. Code Officials Qualification Board in Raleigh, the board investigated various claims regarding Aycock’s inspection work at Seascape, a gated community near Holden Beach.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Burglary and larceny on Boones Neck Road in Supply; suspect entered victim’s residence and stole three rifles from victim’s home.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Buckeye Street in Supply; suspect entered victim’s home, ripped out the house’s wiring and stole clothes and a book bag.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Larceny of a utility trailer from a parking lot on Whiteville Road in Shallotte.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit charged the following suspects last week.

    •Susan G. Wood, 41, of 1472-5 Copas Road, Shallotte, was charged with one count of conspire to traffic opium or heroin, four counts of trafficking opium or heroin, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of maintaining a dwelling to keep a controlled substance, one count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule IV controlled substance and sell and deliver a schedule IV controlled substance.

  • No suspects, arrests in South Brunswick football star murder

    No arrests have been made in the case of slain South Brunswick High School football star Marcus Hankins.

    The 19-year old high school senior was fatally shot around 1 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at a private party at Brunswick County’s Democratic Headquarters on Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Charlie Miller on Tuesday said no arrests have been made in the case, and investigators have no suspects.

  • Additional charges filed; bonds increased for murder suspects of Shallotte Realtor

    BOLIVIA—Almost three years after Shallotte Realtor Adam Bradshaw was killed, the two suspects charged with his murder were both indicted on additional charges.

    Assistant district attorney Meredith Everhart said Lora Moultrie and Craig Bryant were both indicted on additional robbery with a dangerous weapon charges by a Brunswick County Grand Jury on Monday, April 18.

  • Two Ocean Isle Beach women arrested for trafficking opium

    Two Ocean Isle Beach women have been arrested, and are facing opium trafficking charges.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, agents with the vice narcotics unit arrested two women from an Ocean Isle Beach home Monday, April 25.

    Agents received anonymous community complaints about the home at 1711 Pembroke St., and, as a result of the investigation, seized $215 in cash and various medications, including Hydrocodone and Alprazolam tablets.

  • Sheriff's detectives search for wanted burglary suspect

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a suspect wanted for a burglary in the Supply area.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said detectives are searching for Rodney Wayne Suggs, wanted for a burglary April 19 at a home on Lesa Drive in Supply.

    Suggs, 32, of 335 Mount Pisgah Road, Supply, has been charged with first-degree burglary, larceny, forgery of an instrument and forgery of endorsement.

  • Former sheriff's detective charged with indecent liberties

    A Brunswick County Sheriff’s detective charged with indecent liberties has been fired from the sheriff’s office.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, former Detective Sgt. Henry Thomas Cole was arrested by North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation agents around 7 p.m. Sunday, April 24.

    Cole, 45, of 2454 Southport-Supply Road, Bolivia, has been charged with indecent liberties with a minor.