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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Two Leland police officers are off the clock tonight after a fight in downtown Wilmington this weekend. Wilmington Police cited the officers with misdemeanor affray.

One witness, who served as a military police officer, says the officers were asking for trouble.

Eric Glocke is a bouncer at a bar downtown. He says he saw Leland police officers Brandon Crain and Andrew Correll seek out multiple fights early Saturday morning. The first was with a group of Marines that Glocke says wanted nothing to do with the drama.

“A group of Marines actually tried to stop and talk and say, ‘Hey, nothing’s wrong. We’re walking away. Calm down. Let’s all have a good night,’ etc, etc., and they still pressed on actually walking up the street to sidebar trying to confront them,” Glocke said.

Later, Glocke says he saw the officers and other men again trying to start a fight with another group.

“We see three of the guys from the group prior going across the street yelling. Not at each other; across the street just eyes fixed going straight beeline,” Glocke said.

Glocke says the group did not stop fighting until Wilmington Police broke it up. He says that is no way to represent our community.

“Not only are you misrepresenting your station, being a total embarrassment to the human race, you’re going to go out with a bigger group and pick on people that are smaller than you and are trying to walk away from the fight?” Glocke said. “Well done. Way to represent.”

Glocke says a bouncer at City Limits said the officers were kicked out of that bar earlier in the night for trying to start a fight.

Both Correll and Crain, who were hired last year, have been suspended without pay while the Leland Police Department investigates what happened.

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43 Comments on "ONLY ON 3: Witness says Leland cops looked for fights"

2015 years 9 months ago

Leland PD scores two more points against rival Wrightsville Beach PD for most officers reprimanded… or fired… or investigated… or demoted… or resigned in the 2011-2012 Bumbling Barney Olympics! This probably seals the deal for the Leland Reality Show.

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2015 years 9 months ago

Chief James can’t hold their hand all the time. Has nothing to do with the Chiefs ability to lead. These men will be held accountable if found at fault. Do not let your mouth overload your …. It amazes me the stupidity that spews forth from mouths that have know clue what they are talking about.

2015 years 9 months ago

Yes,… he is SO “upstanding” that he resigned!! LOL Get YOUR facts straight!

2015 years 9 months ago

First of all, Mike James didn’t hire those two, Tim Jayne did. Get your facts straight. More than likely you are a fired officer who is still upset because he finally called you on your crap. Get over it. Mike James is the best thing to happen to the Leland PD in a long time. Also, he took swift action and suspended them…now tell me what he isn’t doing right?

2015 years 9 months ago

Food for Thought, Hollis,

You really need to think about your future as a manager. If the LPD has another screw up anytime soon, you can’t keep pulling a Farris and do nothing to stop this kind of continuing behavior from the LPD staff.

Think about this: Your contract doesn’t mean squat if you don’t do your job here. You can be known for continuing stupidity or zero tolerance.

The bouncer wasn’t drunk, nor connected to any of Tim Jayne’s corruption, none the less, it’s acts unbecoming an officer. Stand up for the citizens of Leland and put an end to this now!


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