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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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  • Guest45

    If they were attacked, then as police officers, they should have followed protocol. Is that chasing the assailants down and having a street fight? Seriously! And they were drunk. Can a police officer do their job intoxicated? Maybe in Leland, not in Wilmington! Keep those yahoos on the other side of the river and not taint the good job Wilmington PD is capable of doing! Oh yeah, isn’t Correll a former marine?

    Oh, and Christy, you sound like the pitiful wives of the former Leland police officers who were terminated, trying to hold on to their spouses paychecks. You lose credibility when you say they are “upstanding citizens.” Their actions prove otherwise!

  • christy

    this officer is an upstanding citizen and was attacked by these marines, lets get the whole story before we start commenting

  • christy

    i know both of these officers and one of them was attacked from behind by these supposed marine officers. he was defending himself and was not even with the other people from leland for most of the night. so get your facts straight before you start spouting comments.


    Par for the course…this is the MO of all cops downtown Wilmington. Didn’t realize there was a debate. They are always looking for confrontation.

  • Guest1732493

    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?

  • Guest unknown

    they quit an act of guilt now its time for charges

  • Guest1977

    Again….some will say and do anything to support an already weak argument. You keep touting the word “facts” but just using the word dosen’t make your statements true. How sad for you…..and shamefull. None-the-less, these two “upstanding” citizens are now in need of a job. They did the right thing and resigned after giving their dept. another black eye. Perhaps, Christy, you could go to your boss and pepper the words “facts” and “upstanding” in a few sentences about them and get ’em a new job. After seeing how believeable you’ve been in this forum, I’m sure anyone who hears you speak will take it as “FACT”.

  • Guest1977

    As someone who WAS downtown, and sober, that night….I can tell you that what you just said is NOT true. These boneheads were drunk as all-get-out and looking to ues their “police training” on anyone who looked at them funny. The only time someone got jumped from behind was after these “officers” started the fight!!! Perhaps it is you that need to get her facts stright?

  • PublicAvenger

    This looks ugly. But I want to know the full story, before any judgements are made.

  • christy

    actually, the officer was not drunk, get your facts before you speak. it makes you sound ignorant!

  • Concerned Me 12

    This is a reflection of their leadership from Mike James.

  • Guest212

    When is the SBI’s review committee going to finish their review and make arrests?

    Possible criminal acts that has been verified, by the media:

    1. Former Chief Tim Jayne had police officers work on his home and his neighbors, while on the clock! And who are his neighbors??? District Attorney Jon David is one of them! Former Sheriff’s served jail time for this!!!

    2. Tim Jayne misused taxpayers money. The man had to pay restitution. Still not okay. What if all criminals could just give back stolen items? Do they let drug dealers just return the drugs and everything is okay? No.

    3. Former Sergeant Michael Landen brutally assaulted a female officer, under the directives by his superiors!

    4. A former officer drew his weapon on two police officers and threatened them!

    Citizens want answers!!! The SBI has been in review since August. How long does it take? Just terminating these officers is not enough. Too many people, families, livelihoods were destroyed by the actions of the former Leland 6. It is time for the ultimate justice to be served!

  • ilm

    How unprofessional can you be. I would have to say that Leland police dept has got to be the biggest joke I have ever seen. How can you say your a Law Officer and acting like that while being in a highly populated area at that time of night downtown and being drunk at that, DRUNK!! I agree with the person that WWAY interviewed today and said “Well done. Way to represent your station and your badge”. I think the town manager should clean house, it should not be tolerated. Keep that unprofessionalism over on that side of the river, us citizens on this side think our Law Enforcement is much more professional.

  • lonetraveler

    No surprise at all, par for the course.

  • Average Joe

    Hmmm no suprise here that Agency is full of bad officers.Not the first time its happened either, one of their officers was causing trouble on his bachelor party a few weeks back. time to close it and let the Sheriff’s office patrol leland.

  • Guest5050

    The new chief set out strict guidelines to be followed. Any non-hackers will be weeded out if they fail to get with the program. That’s how the system is supposed to work and it’s doing what it’s supposed to do.

  • Guest123

    yes—an upstanding citizen that works for an embattled department and is part of a SBI investigation. it’s like calling a bank robber a saint.

  • George Davis

    The Person in Leland that is responsable for hiring theese upstanding people for the police dept should be investagted as well for doing a upstanding job.

  • Guest for the day

    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.

  • Guest1999

    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.

  • concerned citizen in leland

    It seems there are still problems even with the new chief, Let me get this correct, fail to get with the program?? I didn’t realize that being professional and serving the citizens was a program to “get with” Leland needs a new chief that is full of fire and ready to lead.

  • christy

    actually the officers were given breathalyzers and the one i am speaking about was not drunk so please get your facts straight you are tarnishing the reputations of good people without all the facts.

  • Kblue2221984

    Stupid person679 says, “you can’t keep pulling a Farris and do nothing” Kblue says “They were suspended the night it happened” Please don’t feel singled out sweet heart you are not the only stupid person on this planet…….(Your) just the dumbest…….Oh snap yes I did!!!!with love and (E)ffection K Awesome 24-7 Blue! Say’s who!? Say’s Kblue!!!

  • Guest679

    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!

  • Noseitdude

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

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