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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Leland Town Councilman’s domestic violence case is history.

Leland Police charged Herbert Barnes with assault on a female after an incident at his home in March. This morning the case was dismissed.

Barnes’s attorney says the councilman completed deferred prosecution. The charge was dropped after barnes completed community service and anger management classes.

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8 Comments on "ONLY ON 3: Leland councilman’s domestic violence charge dropped"

2015 years 10 months ago

All of them ar scarde!! That is why they went to get that easy badge to hide behind!!! They got the gun and the badge but still scarde!!!! Police are the scummm of the world!

2015 years 10 months ago

Have you ever noticed that you never see just one Leland Police Car at a traffic stop. Its always at least three. Maybe they are scared. I dont know. But should not the other two cars be out doing other things live working ?

me Myself and I
2015 years 10 months ago

If the Leland Police Dept is so “corrupt,” then why did they arrest a City Council Memmber ? They may not be perfect, but this shows that rules are being followed. The politically-correct(corrupt)thing to do, would have been not to arrest your bosses boss, when probable cause obviously existed.

Guest 787878
2015 years 10 months ago

Can we play the politics card here? With Jon David dismissing the charges because Barnes met the deferred prosecution and Jon being the Chief’s neighbor did you really think anything else would happen? They all agreed to this. You must be sticking your head in the sand. I’m sure Barnes will become one of the mass of good ole boys real soon. Supporting the lack of caring within the Police Department and yes even the town government. And to answer the question at the time Barnes was not a supporter and of course now he is. Go figure.

Think About It
2015 years 10 months ago

Have you ever thought the council member may be one of the good people in Leland that is trying to end the corruption and his arrest was staged to discredit him.

2015 years 10 months ago

They had no other choice but to charge the woman call it in!!! LPD’s true colors are shining now! You must work for them, I feel sorry for you if you do!! You may be the pitiful wife of one of those scum bags who come on here and have to take up for their snake husbands!!!!!

2015 years 10 months ago

Have you not been reading the papers,i have customers coming into my business talking about how they are and they live in leland-how they make up there own rules-and if your not from there they will no it and horass you.

2015 years 10 months ago

are astute enough to read between the lines. The charge was dismissed after the Councilman completed anger management classes and performed community service. That would indicate the prosecution had sufficient grounds to proceed; but, the Councilman’s attorney brokered a deal in which he behaved; completed anger classes; and performed community service.


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