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LELAND, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington man is in jail charged with a murder overnight near Leland.

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office arrested Randy Lee Anderson, 24, of Thomas C. Jervay Loop in Wilmington, for the murder of Michael James Link, 23, of Sherwood Drive, in Leland.

Officers say they responded around 1:15 a.m. to a shooting in the Deerwood Meadows mobile home park off of Mt. Misery Road. When deputies arrived, they found Link dead just outside of the mobile home park.

Investigators say Leland Police caught Anderson later after spotting his car. Detectives say Anderson, along with two others, was meeting with Link for an illegal drug deal.

In addition to the murder charge, Anderson is also charged with possession of a stolen firearm, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana and conspiracy to sell/deliver marijuana. He is in the Brunswick County Detention Facility with no bond.

Courtney Renee Bryant, 19, of Kuhlken Trail in Leland, has been charged with PWIMSD marijuana and conspiracy to sell/deliver marijuana. She is in jail under a $10,000 secured bond.

David Rashad Duncan, 22, of Kilarny Rd. in Wilmington, is charged with PWIMSD marijuana and conspiracy to sell/deliver marijuana. He is in jail under a $10,000 secured bond.

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  • DaBitterTruth

    No you don’t. Most people don’t.

    You do get a pretty good chance of getting a decent free education though. You, like so many of you who make excuses for bad behavior, always seem to have one thing in common: None of you could even get close to passing a fourth grade English test. Because so many of you can barely read or write, you all spend your lives working in crappy jobs or worse. Then you blame the poor choices you’ve made on everybody else, just like you did here.

    What’s your excuse for that?

  • I know you, you don’t know me

    If you know so much, why are you not giving your account of what took place?? Is it because your a coward? Maybe involved in illegal activities yourself? Maybe a CI for the police? You don’t want to,”roll” on your buddy? What is it that makes you think in any way shape or form is it acceptable to take someone’s life?? Are you a murderer as well who just hasn’t been caught? What is ut? Who are you, and how do you have any connection to this?? Or are you a coward alsi who wont speak up for what’s right? Probably some young punk that thinks their untouchable, but let me tell you something you ought to take serious, you are touchable and you as well breathe the same air and one day someone may take that from you as well so you might want to change your life around or your family may be burrying you one day! And

  • If you know so much

    If you know so much, why wouldn’t you say something more than money was owed. Who owed the money specifically? How much was owed?

    Don’t make a vague comment if you have no idea what you are talking about.

  • Danny L

    You don’t know how it happened, you don’t know what happened, you don’t know a lot about people even when you think you know everything. Randy was a loyal dude, he always did good by me this ain’t have to happen this way I’m sure but it did and saying he a godless scum bag and hoping he burns in hell isn’t very Godly in it of itself. Randy was a good dude not a cold blooded murderer. Only god can judge him not you people. I’m sorry for the family of Michael.

  • Close friend of the Link family

    I know I am a little late, but I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there for Michael. I loved that boy like he was my own son since I met him 13 years ago. He had a heart of gold and it was taken away from him out of one act of evil! He nor anyone else deserves this fate. I thank you for being there for him in these last moments of his life. I wish more than anything that moment did not happen, however since it did it I am thankful that he saw some kindness from a neighbor right before he left us! Thank you!!

  • kutthroat trell

    Man yall talk all that good bout Michael. . Yall dummies won’t even consider what led to this. He owed a lot of money. And were we from you taking money is like slapping our mother in the face. I no my man was a dealer but we dont get silver spoons put in our mouths from day 1. If u want it we go get it. We dont think about no fam of his they shoulda paid his debt.. dummies yall coulda stopped it. Now i wonder the ppl that comment on this how many times did Michael ask yall for some money lol yall coulda stopped yo friend from gettin pushed back

  • Vog46

    It’s not local law enforcement’s call on this.
    Try blaming the right party(s).
    Laws are set by the legislature
    Then blame the Judiciary for allowing them to post bond in accordance with the laws the Legislators passed.


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  • joan

    Today, I buried my only son, Michael James Link. I want to personally thank the people who where there by my son’s side before he passed away. This gave me comfort to know he was not alone. Our family is grief stricken and sick to heart that he was murdered by a evil thoughtless no man of god. Michael never knew people like nor did he want to and rest assured he didn’t know this no man of god has a evil murderous mind. Our lives will never be the same without Michael here among us. We hope and pray that Michael has the justice he deserves because each and everyone one of us who know Michael know he was shot in cold blood.

  • Kathy, friend of Michael

    I was so relieved to know Michael didn’t die alone. I met Michael through work, and spent a great deal of time with him. He was like a little brother to me, and we talked about a great many things. No, he didn’t like guns, and yes, he had issues with his eyes. We use to joke with him about it…that’s just how michael was. His service was this morning and the amount of family and friends that were there was just overwhelming. I hope the man that senselessly killed michael gets the maximum amount of time allowed. Thank you for doing all you could to help him, and for being there so he wasn’t alone when he left this life.

  • Joan

    We found out yesterday that two of the individuals who at first were charged with knowingly and aiding to commit murder has been able to set bond and are among the general population in NC now. They have been seen out together as well. They were up to evil together the night Michael James Link was shot down in cold blood. I ask you NC, do you feel safe with the judgment call your local law enforcement has made?

  • Michael’s Cousin

    For those who want to judge or make harsh comments about someone dying, your definitely the type of people who need to be out of our society!! Michael was not a drug dealer, did not carry a gun, and did not hang out with “gang” members!! My family has been through more pain than you could even begin to imagine, and you really want to make clueless ignorant comments about his death? Or even better defend a cold blooded killer, Randy Anderson? I don’t think so. I, my family, and Michael’s friends knew the person he was. He was a wonderful kind hearted person who meant so much to many people! Like the one who posted about Karma, yes karma will come back to you for commenting horrible things about Michael! Also karma, no wait, GOD will deliver Justice for Michael and his family! Randy Anderson, will receive everything he deserves and more. I hope he is anguished with guilt every single day of his pathetic life for his horrific senseless actions.** Those who have been supportive thank you for your support during this very hard time. **Thank you to the couple who were by Michael’s side in his last moments. May God Bless you for being there with him!** If you have nothing supportive or nice to say then keep it yourself!! Do not bad mouth someone you do not know, especially someone who never bad mouthed other’s!! Please let my family grieve without the rude absurd comments. Michael will be forever in our hearts and prayers!! Rest in Peace Angel!!

  • I was at the funeral

    I know exactly what your family is going through, My brother was murdered the exact same way. It is something that you will never understand why, it will never go away. It is so hard, so sad, my heart goes out to everyone that loved Michael. My family was reading all the post from people that would put ignorant things on line about my brother and they never knew him at all same as with Michael. Don’t let people like that bother you, you know Michael and they didn’t, people get on here and just be so stupid and can care less about the family. It got to where you just got to quit reading things because if not you couldn’t go on. They caught these idiots that did this and they will get what is coming to them of course it isn’t going to be what they deserve but it is out of our hands now, My heart has ached since I heard of this because I know the pain you are going through. I will keep your family in my prayer.

  • Neighbor

    I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t even express it. I only wish I could have done more; I wish the world wasn’t so cruel. I’ve been contemplating trying to reach Michaels father to try and support your family as much as I can, but I don’t want to intrude or come across disrespectful, I realize that everyone is still trying to come to terms and is still grieving.. I only wish to personally show my respect and help in any way I can, and to comfort as much as possible in such an awful situation. Would it be appropriate to contact him?

  • Mikey’s cousin

    I get on here daily and read these comments and as I read yours and your husbands I cried. I immediately called his mom and told her she too needed to read it. No one told her that he wasn’t alone. All we knew was someone identified the car. Mikey’s mom is such a determined woman and its SO hard to see her defeated. We have a large family to wrap around her but that doesn’t make it easier. Knowing things like this are the only way she could get through. Our whole family is in a state of shock even those of us who weren’t as close to him as others. We are so glad that he gets to come home and be remembered for who is was rather than by what a murderer tells. Most of the people on here know nothing about him, maybe if they knew that he was blind in one eye and could barely see out of the other they would realize that he Probably NEVER even knew there was a gun pointed at him until the bullet hit him. Maybe if they knew that Mikey had such a loving heart and that he NEVER carried a firearm himself they would stop saying that eventually he would have killed someone himself. Maybe if they knew he had a very young brother they wouldn’t post their hatred where others could see. I can’t speak for his mother but I personally would love to hear every detail of what you know. Why didn’t they tell us of you????? I don’t know your names I don’t know your ages I don’t know wether you are black, white,Asian, etc. but I have great love in my heart for you both. Not only for being by his side but for having the courage to get on her and say the things you did. I hope God blesses you in bounds and bounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And by the way when I called his mom and told her she said….. “He sends me a sign everyday” :) thank you for bringing her a moments worth of peace.

  • Michael’s Big Sister

    Thank you for staying with my brother as he moved from one life to another. You have provided me with some comfort in letting me know that my baby brother did not die alone. I hope that god blesses you immensely.

  • Neighbor

    How can you people talk about this man in such a way?! This man lost his life in such a senseless, cruel way. My husband and I saw this tragedy unfold. This man was a stranger, but we did everything in our power to try to help him. As soon as we heard the shots, we ran out side, saw the animals who shot this soul down like a dog in our back yard drive off like cowards. It is such a tragedy Michael died, especially in this way. He did not die alone. He died in my arms, as I tried to keep him breathing and my husband was on the phone with dispatch. These people deserve to be in jail, they took a life, an innocent life that was full of so much potential. My whole heart hurts for Michaels loved ones; I didn’t know him in life, but I spent his last moments with him, trying to save him. I still can’t believe that this happened. These animals could have killed any person, any on of your sons or daughters or loved ones. They very easily could have killed my children. He did not deserve to die.

  • one of two people that last saw him alive

    I was the first person to his side right before he died and I while heartedly regret that I couldn’t stop it before it happened, I looked into Michaels eyes right before he died and I know he was shoot down in cold blood. It was absolutely the single most selfish and stupid act. I hope randy gets the chair. Michael died in mine and my wife’s arms as we tried to help him. Before all of you hood rats try and defend randy, let me ask you this, if he were such a good person why would he shoot someone in cold blood and leave the body for the worms? Anyone can pull a trigger, he had no respect for anyone and is getting no respect from society. To the family of Michael James Link, you have my condolences. I was there and seen everything happen but I couldn’t do anything and I’m sorry hour that. He did have a peaceful death it was not agonizing and slow. He did not die alone. I did not know Michael personally, but I could tell he was just sometime trying to have a good time. Just with the wrong crowd. Now these people have to live with this on their conscience for the rest of their lives and I hope it eats their very soul. It was a senseless act and should’ve been avoided. Nobody deserves to be shoot down like a dog in the street.

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