Wilmington Crime

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  • Prospect of freedom fills Wilmington man convicted o...

    Wednesday | via WECT-TV Wilmington 

    A 43-year-old man who has spent the bulk of his life in prison for a murder he says he didn't commit will get a court hearing next month in his bid for freedom. Johnny Small was convicted of killing a store owner in a Wilmington strip mall during a robbery in 1988 when he was just 15. "I've hollered that ever since I was in the courtroom, before I was in that courtroom that I was innocent," Small said Tuesday in an exclusive interview with WRAL News at New Hanover Correctional Center.

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  • Man involved in hit-and-run with police car faces dr...

    Tuesday Jul 26 | via WECT-TV Wilmington 

    A validated gang member who was arrested in connection to a hit-and-run involving a Wilmington Police Department patrol car last week now faces drug charges. Qua'jon Antonio Canty, 19, of Wilmington, has been charged with selling or delivering heroin, possession with the intent to manufacture/sell/deliver heroin, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for a controlled substance, manufacturing/selling/delivering a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, interference with an electronic monitoring device and two counts of probation violation.

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  • Aaron Blake Williams October 2015

    Monday Jul 25 | via WWAY-TV Wilmington 

    Prosecutors set a tentative trial date for a Wilmington man facing charges tied to a hit-and-run that left four people injured last October. Highway Patrol arrested Aaron Blake Williams, 23, in October 2015 on a felony charge of hit and run causing serious injury and reckless driving.

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  • Bond denied for man accused of killing two men at La...

    Monday Jul 25 | via WECT-TV Wilmington 

    Bond denied for man accused of killing two men at Lake Murray ba - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC Bond has been denied for a 25-year-old accused of killing two men outside of a Lake Murray bar. Joseph Mills has been charged with murder in the deaths of SSgt.

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  • Man accused of intentionally hitting police cruiser

    Friday Jul 22 | via WSOCTV 

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  • Woman arrested after 4 dogs die in home with no air ...

    Wednesday Jul 20 | via WECT-TV Wilmington 

    Woman arrested after 4 dogs die in home with no air conditioning - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC A Richland County woman turned herself in to the sheriff's department after four dogs were found dead at her home. Investigators said Todd caused the death of her four dogs after abandoning them in her Scarsdale Drive home without food, water or air conditioning.

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  • The Latest: Community seeks to improve police relations

    Tuesday Jul 19 | via WECT-TV Wilmington 

    The Latest: LSU's Miles visits police in wake of shootings - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC . Dechia Gerald, wife of slain Baton Rouge police officer Matthew Gerald, cries while holding their children Fynleigh, left, and Dawclyn, right, during a candlelight vigil at the Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge, La., Monday... .

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  • Kansas City, KS police captain killed in the line of...

    Tuesday Jul 19 | via WECT-TV Wilmington 

    Kansas City, KS police captain killed in the line of duty - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC For the second time in as many months, a Kansas City, KS police officer has been shot and killed in the line of duty. For the second time in as many months, a Kansas City, KS police officer has been shot and killed in the line of duty.

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  • Sources: Kansas City, KS police officer killed in th...

    Tuesday Jul 19 | via WECT-TV Wilmington 

    Sources: Kansas City, KS police officer killed in the line of du - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC For the second time in as many months, a Kansas City, KS police officer has been shot and killed in the line of duty. For the second time in as many months, a Kansas City, KS police officer has been shot and killed in the line of duty.

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  • 7-year-old girl grazed by bullet in Wilmington shooting

    Tuesday Jul 19 | via WECT-TV Wilmington 

    A bullet grazed the ear of a 7-year-old girl during a shooting at Seventh and Queen streets on Monday night. According to the Wilmington Police Department, officers responded to the area just before 10 p.m. after a ShotSpotter alert.

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  • More

    Monday Jul 18 | via WECT-TV Wilmington 

    Killer of Baton Rouge law officers a man of mixed messages - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC . Baton Rouge police officer Randy Bonaventure takes a bouquet of flowers at the Our Lady of the Lake Hospital where the police officers were brought this morning, Sunday, July 17, 2016.

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  • Survivor of patrolman shooting: 'He felt he needed t...

    Friday Jul 15 | via WECT-TV Wilmington 

    Survivor of patrolman shooting: 'He felt he needed to kill me ov - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC A man shot by a former S.C. Highway Patrol officer captivated the audience at a Saturday rally at the State House as he recalled that day two years ago when he was shot after reaching for his license and registration. Columbia resident Levar Jones was shot by former S.C. Highway Patrolman Sean Groubert during a traffic stop for a seat belt violation in September 2014.

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  • Wilmington in need of volunteers for boards, commiss...

    Tuesday Jul 12 | via WECT-TV Wilmington 

    Those interested in serving in one of the following boards are asked to submit an application to the city clerk: The final moments of Philando Castile's life revolved around a gun he was licensed to carry and instructed to tell authorities about when stopped. The final moments before Philando Castile was killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in suburban St. Paul revolved around a gun he was licensed to carry, trained to use safely and instructed to tell authorities... Despite demands that he "Show both hands!" and shouts that "You're going to get shot man!" a 19-year-old in California refused to pull one hand from behind his back and to stop walking toward police.

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  • A Brunswick County historic site will be closed at l...

    Sunday Jul 10 | via WWAY-TV Wilmington 

    According to the Facebook page for the Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site , the break-in last night led to damage to the building, as well as the theft of donation money and artifacts. A Brunswick County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman says the agency is investigating the crime.

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  • Port City Heroes: Honoring our officers

    Friday Jul 8 | via WECT-TV Wilmington 

    As we come to the end of what has been a tragic week of officer-involved shootings across the country, some of us are looking for answers. Many are wondering how the lines of communication between the community and law enforcement have broken down so terribly that people are killing strangers as a way to get back at the other side.

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  • Trial dates set for men linked to WPD officer-involv...

    Thursday Jul 7 | via WECT-TV Wilmington 

    The trials for two men reportedly connected to two shooting incidents, one of which involved two Wilmington police officers, are expected to begin Monday in New Hanover County. According to court documents, on Jan. 2, 2013, Jermaine Cordova contacted a stripper to perform for Kareem Demond Thomas for $500.

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  • FL woman accused of using baby 'as baseball bat' to ...

    Wednesday Jul 6 | via WECT-TV Wilmington 

    FL woman accused of using baby 'as baseball bat' to assault boyf - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC A Florida woman was arrested and charged after witnesses said she used her baby 'like a baseball bat' to assault her boyfriend on July 4. DAYTONA BEACH, FL A Florida woman was arrested for allegedly using her baby as a baseball bat to assault her boyfriend on July 4. According to news station WFTV in Orlando, FL, Tatyana Allen, 18, was arrested after more than 20 witnesses told police that she was seen using her 6-month-old son "like a baseball bat" to assault her boyfriend. Witnesses told police and a judge during Allen's first court appearance that she used the child to hit her unidentified boyfriend in the face.

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  • Alton Sterling shooting prompts community news confe...

    Wednesday Jul 6 | via WECT-TV Wilmington 

    WATCH LIVE AT 8 A.M.: Alton Sterling shooting prompts community - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC Live video from WAFB 9News is available on your computer, tablet and smartphone during all local newscasts. Weekdays: 9News This Morning: Early Edition at 4:30am, 9News This Morning at 5:00am, WBXH's Big Xtra Hour at 7:00am, 9News at Noon, 5:00pm, 6:00pm and 10:00pm.

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  • Wilmington man wanted on heroin charges arrested fol...

    Wednesday Jul 6 | via WECT-TV Wilmington 

    According to Cathryn Lindsay with the Wilmington Police Department, a woman flagged down officers around 1:50 a.m. in the 1200 block of South Fifth Street, near Marstellar Street. Daye also was served numerous outstanding warrants for drug-related charges issued by the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office in June.

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Wilmington Law

Can a North Carolina Limited Driving Privilege be transferred to other states?
I have an NC ignition interlock limited driving privilege that strictly allows me to drive only for work related purposes. If I take a job in any other state, can I transfer the driving privilege to that state or will I have to get a new privilege?
The specific answer to your question will come from your attorney knowing all the facts and evidence and court orders,...
What are a persons rights at dui checkpoints
I have always been curious about an individuals rights at dui checkpoints... I've read before that when stopped by an officer that you don't even have to roll your window down as long as you place your I'd and registration in a bag out the top of it. And then I recently just watched this video: https://m.youtube.com/watch? time_continue=319&v=tLnhSl1ajyc ..... so what are citizens rights at dui checkpoints? What are we required to do and cooperate with? And also does this guy in the video have any recourse for the dog scratching his car? And do we really have any rights at all when they can simply exagerate a dogs reaction and say that he hit on the car?
You have a lot of questions but the easiest answer is that you simply have the right to refuse all field sobriety tests....
Can you stop for any purpose en route home with a limited driving privilege?
Is it okay to stop to buy groceries on the way home from work with a limited driving privilege? My limited driving privilege with an ignition interlock only allows me to drive for work-related purposes but say if there's a grocery store on the same road that leads to my house, would it be a problem if a cop questions me for any reason? Or am I way over-thinking this? My limited driving privilege allows me to drive 24/7 for work related purposes and I don't plan on misusing it but it is really hard to live without being able to get basic necessities.
It is a privilege to drive the vehicle. It is limited to work related things only. However, the chances of you...
Can I drive for household maintenance with limited driving privilege in NC?
I just received a limited driving privilege. I was convicted of DWI (level 5) with BAC greater 0.15. In the form that I received, boxes 2 & 3 are checked allowing me to drive for work-related, religious worship or educational purposes at any time and day of the week. However, box 1b) for maintenance of household during standard working hours - is unchecked. Does this mean I can drive only for work but not to get groceries? Or does work-related include such activities? Thanks!
Under an ignition interlock limited driving privilege you may only drive for work-related purposes, not household...
Got a DUI in NC about 10yrs ago. Medical issues forced a move to NY, so its still out there, unresolved. Can this be remedied?
I don't drink, ever? I have a seizure disorder and a severe ptsd disorder that both cause blackouts and actions unintended. I initially plead guilty thinking I could explain to the judge the circumstances, as I had no recollection of drinking or otherwise. One minute I am in my house recoveringfrom neck surgery, the next memory is awakening in the ER handcuffed to the bed. So, by my own ignorance of court process I now had a misdemeanor and about to be put into the NC probation system. Initially, I hired a lawyer to contest it and he saw a good case since I had no prior record and documented history of dissociative behavior making it basically "not guilty by reason of mental defect" or something to that effect. Housing and medical issues forced a move to ny. My intention was to go back for the court date and fix this. Disability and money made it impossible to return to NC for court dates. I figure I might have probation violations, bench warrants or more. Can I be extradited? How do i fix this? Havent driven since
Contact a local defense attorney. You will need someone who can look up the current status of the case and advise you...
Can I ignore a collection agency's letter for a DWI accident?
Hi, I hit a parked car at night after driving drunk (terrible mistake which I will regret for a long time to come). I was charged with a DWI and recently pled guilty (level 5). My other charges were dropped by the prosecuter as part of the deal and he didn't even mention to the judge that I hit a car. Almost a year after the accident, I just received a letter from a collection agency hired by the other person's insurance company I assume (just quoting the amount and no details), oddly along with my license suspension letter from the DMV. My question is, do I have to respond to this letter? At the time, the car was paid for by my family but the owner who lives in another state never transferred the title even after repeatedly requesting them. The car was abandoned in the wreck service agency. I was on my family insurance plan then, and I'd hate to increase their premium by reporting this. On the other hand, I don't have the money to pay them off as I just graduated. What are my options here? Can I just ignore them? Since I have already been sentenced and the other charges dismissed, can they still sue me? Any information would be helpful. Thanks!
No you should not ignore it. Yes they can sue you. You don't seem to dispute that you hit the car while drunk, so if...
Will my F1 visa be revoked due to a DWI?
Hi, I just found out that being charged/convicted of a DWI is grounds for visa revocation - https://www.balglobal.com/News/News/Details/tabid/1136/id/5146/language/en-US/UNITED-STATES-April-26-2016-State-Department-grants-consular-officials-visa-revocation-authority-for-DUI-arrests.aspx I'm currently in the US on an F1 visa (OPT) and work for a company in North Carolina. I recently pled guilty to a DWI charge (level 5) in NC. I remember being told that a DUI is not a crime of moral turpitude and would not result in deportation. However, that seems to be wrong. Had I known this, I would have at least asked my lawyer for a continuance. I still haven't received any notification of visa revocation since my arrest (August 2015) but I'm seriously panicking now. Any information on this would be really helpful. Thanks!
As a general rule, a misdemeanor DWI is not a deportable offense. It can, however, prevent you from obtaining a future...