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FIRST ON 3: BSL mayor surrenders after warrants issued, attorney responds


BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) -- Boiling Spring Lakes Mayor Richard White turned himself in this morning after a woman took out warrants against him for three counts of sexual battery and one count of assault on a female.

The alleged victim says she met White in the office of District Attorney Jon David, where White worked as an investigator. White resigned from the job earlier this year.

In the warrants, the victim says White grabbed her by the shoulder holding and preventing her from moving while trying to force her to kiss him. She also says he rubbed the top area of her buttocks with his hand on her bare skin and also kissed her by sticking his tongue down her throat, pressing her breast against his body and placed his hands on the top area of her buttocks.

The victim says she told the district attorney about White's actions back in April. She says David then wanted her to file a formal complaint. Afterwards she says David called her the next day and said White no longer worked in the D.A.'s office.

This afternoon, White's attorney Bruce Mason released a statement saying the allegations against White are "entirely false."

"Law enforcement has already deemed these charges to be unsubstantiated and therefore declined to prosecute," Mason said. "The accuser in this matter has a substantial history of false claims against judges, law enforcement and other public officials. She has brought false criminal charges against individuals that have been dismissed by the Brunswick County District Attorney's Office."

We asked Mason to clarify which law enforcement agency investigated the claims and didn't prosecute. He said it was the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office. However, a spokesman for the BCSO says he doesn't know what Mason is talking about.

Mason said White expects to be exonerated and will pursue all legal remedies against his accuser.

WWAY does not identify victims of alleged sex crimes.

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I have been reading all these comments over the last couple of days,and I have to say I find myself to be very shocked!
Many of you have went on the attack and have made so very troubling (for lack of a better word ) comments about the victim in this case.
I find myself asking these questions -
1. What if she does have mental issues, Does that give someone the right to force himself on her?
So everyone who has ever been depressed, or had any other mental health issues that makes them fair game to any oversexed man who crosses paths with them?

2.Why was the mayor "seeing" this woman in the first place?
I would think a man of his position would be careful whom he spends his time with or whom he is assoiciated with.

3.I understand there has been past allegations (according to the news and word of mouth) made against this same man. So are all those ladies crazy too? Is this all just a conspiracy over at least a 10 year span?

4. According to the WWAY news story there was a past lawsuit filed against this same person and the town was forced to settle.
So, doesnt that in fact proved that he has at least been less the honest.

I'm saying he is guilty or innocent in this case but I am saying there are some questions that need to answered!


Come on get a life, she is VAMPIRA. Do not waste your emotions on this one she capitalizes on others weakness. She is a human Venus flytrap! I have worked with genuine victims and have went above and beyond for them but this one takes the cake. She is totally shameless, this is a sign of a sociopath. To the brothers in blue, she will seek you out while avoiding the female cops the females are onto her little game. Beware boys, she'll get you too.


Is this the way you would feel if the lady involved was your girlfriend or your wife? And do you honestly think Susan wanted to have this happen to her? Shameless? Do you know that for a fact? Female cops are on to her game? I haven't heard that from any of them! White is the one with the mugshot, not Susan.

Damn Right!

You have hit the nail on the head and you are exactly, 100% correct. And, the answer will come from the courts by the rule of law and not from Mob rule. I have been here in BSL for many, many years and I can tell you that most of the rants, yes rants here are nothing but a bunch of people with a mouth full of sour grapes. Be that as it may, and back to your statement on guilt or innocents, that group certainly does not want to wait for the courts to rule because they are a lynch mob with a lynch mentality and they worry IF they are wrong and this comes out in the courts, they have missed the chance to hang the guy. The truth will come out in the end and the truth will prevail, regardless of how anyone feels about any part of this issue. The sensible, will hold judgment and actions until after the court(s) have ruled. And again, at that time, and only at that time, we will ALL have to ACCEPT that verdict!

Unhinged: Good Description

It is clear to me that three-quarters of the posted comments are from the alleged victim. The writing style in the comments is the same as her blog: convoluted and close to incomprehensible. I took a look at her blog after reading the WWAY3 article and the comments. I agree with the comment of the other BSL resident that the victim is a bit unhinged. I did not support Richard White when he ran for Mayor, but I think he has done a pretty good job while he has been in office. I doubt he is a perfect human being (none of us are), but I also doubt he did what the victim said he did. She is a convicted stalker and that alone raises serious doubts about her credibility.

Hey Concerned

If I comment on this website forum or any other forum, I always leave my REAL name, unlike most others.
I don't have anything to hide because I'm just a good person trying to seek justice and report wrong doing. Everyone has their supporters. I certainly have mine.

It'll all come out in the wash because it always does. I've been brave enough to open the door but I'm guessing others will walk through. And that's my hope.

Ms Prater, are you the young

Ms Prater, are you the young lady the Mr White has sued for failing to return the money he loaned?

That took place while he was an investigator for the DA's office.

No, I am not the woman whom

No, I am not the woman whom he has sued. However, I am aware of his versions of the story. I heard two versions and I write about those in my blog

Hey Concerned

Ms. Prater, the reason why people will not leave their names is because of your unstable past. I have dealt with you before and your are NOT wrapped to tight. You have lied about a previous stalking incident where you called and texted your victim after being TOLD to cease and desist. You claimed you were being stalked and it was clearly documented on video that YOU were the one who stalked. You really need to leave this area and go back to where you have come from or the rock you crawled out from under. YOU Ms. Prater have worn out your welcome. Do not let the door hit you in the back upon your departure. You have no morals and are a complete liar shame on you. Folks this alledged incident happened in March why did it take this depraved person until now to put her hand on the Bible and swear to God and an officer of the court that what was just stated is the truth. Hmmmm makes you wonder who ALL are involved in this debacle. I smell more than one RAT!

John Q BSL

Obviously you are one of the only a handful of "Richard supporters" who will do anything to defame the character of a victim. I have only one question for you, If i'm so unstable, then why was Richard in such hot pursuit of me? Have you ever asked yourself that question? The video in question was gathered at my request and proved 100% that I was the one being stalked. The video was altered because I agreed to let your friend Richard and his buddy Jon David use me in the DA's attempt to show criminal wrong doing on behalf of my attorney and the opposing (counsel and defendant). As Richard called it on the phone one night, "my civic duties" which I so selflessly agreed to do for the state. I have never called or texted anyone who doesn't or hasn't called or texted me. And you have never had any dealings with me because I don't date—and haven't "dated" anyone here other than Sociopath—who doesn't live here.

The truth is gonna come out and when it does, I think your little group might be surprised. I'm not going anywhere! So you might as well get used to seeing me around for quite a while.


You were told by your VICTIM not to call or text him, yet you ignored his pleadings. He had the proof. You were mad because you were told not to go around him and you did it anyways and caught him in the sack with somebody else this got you mad. You tried to ruin his life. Your vindictive and hateful. I have no idea about Richard, however, I know of your untruths. And talk about a socio-path you must be looking in the mirror. You put your hand on the holy book and committed perjury, you have ZERO credibility.

This is a lot to swallow.

Damn Lady! So let's see If I get what you are saying right. The guy that was stalking you ended up having those charges against him dismissed and at the same time a Judge ruled against you for stalking him and slapped you with probation. So, the DA, the Judge and your attorney were all in this huge conspiracy against you! Is that what you are saying? Oh, and the guy you accused of stalking you, his cell phone records did not in deed have multiple text messages from you it was the other way around? And I believe you have (but I am not sure because you have made so many accusations against so many)said the Sheriff's Department is also somehow involved in all these things. Is that right? So, the entire legal system in this county, all the officers of the court and your own attorney have ganged up on you and you are pristine clean without any guilt of anything whatsoever. Is that what you are trying to get us to swallow. You know what, I think there is no way you could be that wicked so you must really, really believe all this crap. I mean deep down inside. Gosh, you really do need help. You just have to understand, all that is just a little to much for the rest of us to swallow. It is not that we have anything against you. It is just you have spun a tail way to out there to even consider possible. Oh and btw, the security tapes like the one you talk about being doctored. Well, those systems are made to prevent that kind of thing or they would not be admissible in court so, there was no doctored tape either.

She's revealed her own name

She's revealed her own name on her blog, as well as giving a full accounting of what allegedly happened. Just read it, if you want to see just how unhinged this lady is.

I knew I'd seen her somewhere before, and sure enough, you didn't have to google long to find her. She's the racoon lady, that WWAY reported on a few months ago. That was the incident where the HOA at Caswell was out to get her.

I'm still keeping an open mind. However, after spending some time reading her blog, I'm not as convinced as I was before that there was something to her story.

If she is indeed telling the truth, then bless her heart, she certainly hasn't helped her cause by writing that incoherent blog.

To BSL Lady

Hey BSL Lady,

I"m standing up to—and against the Brunswick County corruption exactly like I stepped up to the plate and reported (for my landlord at her request) the raccoon issue at the condo. And guess what—the raccoons are now gone! But they would still be here possibly putting the vacationers in danger if I had done nothing.

If I had not written my blog, I wouldn't have the support—from the good decent supporters out there—and if not for them, I would have never reported the incidents or the abuse.

My Blog is factual—because if it wasn't, I'm writing about a lot of powerful people and revealing some extremely dirty dealings—and they would have had it jerked from the internet the first week—when I began publishing back in June. @

I'm just a good person who offered to do a really selfless thing for the DA's office to prove criminal wrong doing on behalf of a couple criminal. And not only was I not appreciated in the process but I was used in such a way that it became abusive in nature and I was re-victimized by the DA's office and then again personally by Richard White.

Have you ever heard the old saying; "No good deed goes unpunished?" If you haven't, that is the gist of my blog. But you should read all of it because if you did, there's no way you couldn't believe because there's no way to fabricate something like that. But just wait and see what happens. It' gonna all play out.

Oh really? Send the loser my

Oh really? Send the loser my way and I'll show him how it feels to take a beating by a female for a change. Not to take away from the FEELING of being victimized but....if more women would STOP acting fearful and STAND UP for themselves instead of sitting back and acting like weaklings these types would be much less likely to act again. YES, there are circumstances that do NOT allow for this type of action but CMON!!!! There were no chairs you could grab? There was NO ONE that would have heard you scream? You were obviously allowed to leave right? The guy turns around, you clock him with something heavy. And what happened to filing charges? THEN? Not after so much time goes by. So what he got dismissed? What exactly should that have changed as far as prosecuting this idiot?
Smarten up ladies. Don't let this be you, better yet....don't let yourselves be the next victim.

Tracie C, I understand

Tracie C, I understand exactly what you are saying. I have a young daughter that I'm teaching how to AVOID unwanted sexucal advances.

I'm trying to give her the self confindence to avoid feeling like a victim.

However, oftentimes, unwanted sexual advances aren't in themselves a crime. They are often just a part of life for a pretty young girl.

There are men out there that are going to try, even if they aren't given much encouragement. They are looking for women who feel like victims.

Oh really.....!

Madame....let me see....being a woman, I go to the DA's office with a complaint ...the detective assigned to me trys to put the "make" on me and you think I should have hit him with a CHAIR? And WHAT, have him put out a warrent for MY arrest, like he did the poor woman that he put the make on from his "gun" class and then she took him for some money....(one crook took advantage of another crook)....he is a vindictive, dirty obviously havent been privy to some of his sleazy actions....I am ashamed that you would think it is okay to be victimized by the person that is SUPPOSED to be helping from behind a "badge"!!! Ask some of the BSL "old timers" about his "sexual battery" charge when he was Police Chief...I suppose THAT woman that was accosted in an elevator was supposed to pull a chair out of the air like magic... you don't always have a chair available....and you SHOULDN'T have to defend yourself against an officer of the law....get real! (Whether she had racoons in her attic or not!)

Still have your blinders on

Are you people really that blind or just that stupid?
I'm thinking a little of both! IF you took the time to actually read her blog
As I did when this all first surfaced you would see the e-mail exchange where she talks about
The assault to him and he responds to it. Wouldn't he question the e-mail had the situation never happened?
Furthermore the fact that members of the district attorneys office are making malicious
Comments about an alleged victim is sickening ! It's their job to protect the victims and their unethical acts
Just shows the authenticity of her blog! I think the people chose not to believe what has been right in their face
For years because it they admitted the truth they would have to accept the fact that they have been made a fool of!

Revealing names...

You people are up in arms about WWAY not revealing her name? Well, I'll bet you wouldn't like it at all if they decided to reveal YOUR real names, now would you? That would be so funny! WWAY, you are doing a good job regardless of what these people say!!!!! It will all come together soon and I hope you're there to report it!

mayor player

If he is guilty put him in a French maids suit with garter belt ect and place him in jail with some rapists. GRAB YOUR ANKLES IDIOT!!!

Ada L, actually, your friend

Ada L,

actually, your friend is mistaken. The incidents occurred on four separate dates in the Month of March. the victim reported these incidents to DA Jon David on April 1st. Richard White was asked to resign by Jon David within a couple of days after he received the formal complaint.

THe district court information which you are directing individuals to is the same information the victim writes about in her blog. She was used by the Brunswick county DA's office to catch a criminal. Read all about it on her blog site @ The story is called "It's time to tell the truth, I'm spilling the beans on brunswick county" There are 59 parts to the story so far and she continues to write about it. Don't be swayed by false information. This girl is the real deal!


Mayor White WAS NOT asked to resign by District Attorny David, he resigned on his own he has earned his retirement! Susan Prater is nothing but a crazy miserable person who needs to be on perscription medication perscribed by a psychartrist. Like a child negative or positive attention makes this person thrive. Geesch grow up, your pitiful. GO HOME YOU DO NOT BELONG HERE.

John Q BSL....

Oh yeah, he DID "retire" AGAIN but why would he do that when he only worked there about 4 months...I mean IF he THOUGHT he was innocent..WHY would he resign or why would Jon David accept his resignation if he thought he was a real asset to his department???? If you look in his employment history....he has "retired" from his last SEVERAL jobs....and I wonder why...could it be that the "pot was too hot" and he had to get out? Or that he signed a "deal with the devil"...I know he did when he left the Police Chief job...he was ASKED to retire...and why wouldn't they FIRE the pervert....I keep asing myself that..obviously, Jon David, who was warned NOT to hire him, would be embarrassed to admit he made a mistake BY hiring him. From what I understand....he had a problem with EVERY job he has ever had...always the same reason, also from what I understand ...that being his "mis treatment" of women! I'm feeling John Q is either his good buddy, YES man, sitting as a commissionor OR could be the AARP tax guy who NEVER puts his real name on anything.... am I too far off? If so, Susan, they must be living "vicariously" thru Richards be so "up his rear"!


Well isn't that an oxymoron!! How do you get J.T. out of Silver Fox??? Hope you didn't feel too bad the other night when no one applauded your lousy speech. HaHa! When are you going to catch on that nobody cares about your negative opinions? You're a part-time
resident and you don't even vote here. Yet you pontificate like you're our cities' saviour. We don't need the likes of you or your small band of naysayers to save us. We're doing damn good on our own!

To guess who

Doing damned good on your own? Yeah! I can see that!!!!! Lol.

Tarnished (silver?) fox lol

Your information that you post is totally untrue. You are perpatraiting lies and mistruths about Mayor White's employment. About the so called "warning" DA David about Mayor White unless you actually made a call on conjecture or the world according your state of sanity it is confidential what goes onto a an enployment app. or in an interview. You must be a cop hater or you are supportative of unethical and corrupt ones. All of this information is a complete pervarication. If you cannot get your facts straight or at least think on your own with no promptng from outside influences I suggest you refrain from posting on items you know nothing about. My guess is you hang with the wrong crowd who have been voted out of office or have been fired for just cause and you are doing their bidding. Your agenda is obvious and you are stating untruths. It would be wise for you to just stop opening up your mouth because your brains are falling out. You have just plain WRONG facts. DO your homework your making a fool of yourself.

your "facts" are not factual

Fact one. White was not asked to resign as Police Chief in BSL. If that were true, why would David Lewis ask him if he could stay on a little longer than his original date to leave. BTW, that request came when it was found Ballree was having a problem with his LE certification. White could not stay even though requested by city manager Lewis because he had already accepted a job in Wilmington and had a report to work date.

Fact two. White left his job in Wilmington on his own accord to come to work for the office of the DA.

The above two are documented facts if you would take the time to go find them but, that would not serve your purpose at all.

Three and I have to admit, I have been told this by several sources but have not gone to dig up documentation) White left the DA's office due to cutbacks in the state budget. Again, I admit I have not looked for documentation on this last point. However, I do know the cutbacks were across the board all over the state and that was well documented. Also, since the first to facts are indeed facts, I really have no reason to disbelieve White left on his own accord. But unlike you, on this third point as I do not have independent confirmation I state that I believe this rather than it is a fact. I just give support as to why I would believe this.

One last little bit of fact having to do with White leaving his job as BSL Chief of Police. Upon his retirement White was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. That high NC state award came from the recommendation to the state from....The City You State Forced Him To Retire! WTF is your major malfunction???

Mr Facts....

I'm sure that is what Mr. White TOLD you...he actually told everyone else "I" know that he decided to "retire" from the DA's office...YOU say they were downsizing the me, that would mean they ASKED him to leave...I don't think that was the case...I'm sure he quit...the water got too HOT! If you think "I" don't have any brains....I'm a' thinkin that the ole' Southern boy has FRIED yours into thinking he is on the straight and narrow....and everybody just follows him like he is a "daddy duck"....well, I say to you....start thinking for yourself and you MIGHT aee a few "holes" in his explanations...just dont drink any of his "kool aid"!

To Silver Fox: you are so

To Silver Fox: you are so right and yes they did "downsize" when they got Richard out of there so you are both right! Lol......anyway one of his "friends" told me he was fired! So I would believe the "friend" quicker! And like I said once before, why wouldn't there have been a party for him if he "retired"? Especially after all those "years of service". Lol guess they are scraping bottom now right? ( a different kind of "bottom").
Gotta run for a while....gotta go break some laws so my stalker ( who sees me in action) will have some more against me. Me and that man who is in my house. And the ex city employee who is to blame for my wrong doings!

Are You Kidding Me!

This "victim" is well known in the Brunswick County Courthouse. Since WWAY3 doesn't reveal identities of alleged victims, I won't either. But a friend who knows her told me that these so called "assaults" were alleged to have taken place over a year ago. Are you kidding me! If I had been a victim of sexual assault or battery, I would have filed charges the same day. And she has done this before. Mr. Mason may not know the specifics, but I do. Check out the Brunswick County District Court decisions in November 2011 for yourself. This "victims" modus operandi is well documented.