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Man arrested for arson, drug, weapons charges after incident at WPD


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A New Hanover County man is in jail charged with a host of crimes, after he showed up with a baseball bat and knives at Wilmington Police headquarters.

Investigators say yesterday around 12:30 p.m., WPD's front desk reported an irate man in the lobby with a baseball bat. Several detectives and patrol officers went to the lobby and spoke with Daryl Ansell McEntyre Jr., 22. They told McEntyre several times to drop the bat, but he refused.

Detectives say McEntyre began "growling" at them and then backed out the front doors. Detectives followed, tackled McEntyre, got the bat out of his hands and took him into custody. Officers found three butcher knives and a steak knife on him, along with four "dime" bags of marijuana seeds and rolling papers in his backpack.

EMS took McEntyre to the hospital for treatment for possible drug impairment. When police later took McEntyre to jail, New Hanover County Sheriff's detectives told police McEntyre was a suspect in an arson at his mother's house in Castle Hayne that had happened about 20 minutes before he arrived at WPD.

McEntyre is charged with first degree arson, carrying a concealed weapon other than a gun, simple possession of marijuana and resisting arrest. He is under a $30,000 secure bond.

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police action

The police should be commended for handling the situation without shooting the guy. He obviously has made some poor choices as an individual. I hope he gets his drug abuse problem under control before he kills someone or forces someone else to kill him.

Well at least he never had

Well at least he never had an assault weapon!Oh!wait,he had 5 assault weapons,and a little "go slow" to smoke later.Wow!and he is allowed to vote!

Wilmington Downtown

Maybe he saw the "Bring it Downtown" ad campaign.

I'm surprised the No Weapons allowed sign didn't stop him.

This is an example of what is roaming the streets downtown.

Weapon Ban

I think they should ban household items that are made out of metal. People should only have plastic cook ware. If he observed the no knives, forks or spoon sign this incident would not have haven't

No Guns

What, bats, machetes, knives and drugs and no guns? Hmm, present gun laws must be working!

Drug Arrest

It could be his actions stem from ssmoaking a bad batch of WEED.

Another proud result, the

Another proud result, the product of 4th generation government dependency.

public Avenger

you would have to be a idiot to go to the police dept and pull some crap like that. Another looser to society lets make a example out of him. we will have to support him either way.

You should never speak on

You should never speak on something that you don't know all the details about, obviously if he was growling and showed up to the police station with knives and a bat he was not in the right state of mind. Since you can judge other people I would love to see if you make it heaven......

I assume he will be out in

I assume he will be out in plenty of time to enjoy the weekend in downtown Wilmington.

The saying is

Do it downtown? Do your rapes, robbery's and murders all in the quaint downtown region.

Already home

Guestvader, you are so right! I'm sure he's already out enjoying his freedom with little more than a slap on the wrist. Gotta love our revolving door judicial system.

The judicial system is

The judicial system is limited by the laws. It is North Carolina's laws that need changing and for that you need to look to Raleigh and demand change.