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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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Kathy, friend of Michael
2015 years 9 months ago

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.

2015 years 9 months ago

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.

2015 years 9 months ago


2015 years 9 months ago

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?

2015 years 9 months ago

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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