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3rd suspect arrested in attempted murder


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Wilmington Police have arrested a third suspect in connection with an attempted murder case last month near Creekwood.

WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley said in a news released police and members of the US Marshals Task Force arrested Wakeel Stewart, 18, of Wilmington around 3 p.m. at a home in the 300 block of Pine Valley Drive.

Police say around 11 a.m. on Oct. 17 Stewart and two other men, Kolton Thompson, 24, and Daiquan Jacobs, 17, fired several shots at a teen riding his bike in the 1100 block of Stewart Circle. The victim was not injured.

Thompson and Jacobs were arrested shortly after the incident. All three men are in the New Hanover County Jail tonight.

Stewart is in jail under $1 million bond. The Department of Corrections website says he is wanted as an absconder from probation/parole. His record includes a 2011 conviction for obtaining property by false pretense and possession of stolen goods and a 2012 conviction for drug possession.

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I for one am tired of seeing young black kids being arrested for all the crimes in Wilmington. I am a white guy. This kids (technically they are men over 18)but it is is so down tough. If you are a young black man/kid stay away from the violence. Take some responsibility and be more than your father was. That is how I was raised. Be greater than the man before you. I will pray for you every day.


Hmmm, more black on black violence. Is fat boy Barber from the naacp going to come protest that or since there isn't a payday will he stay at the buffet?