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Police: Fugitive from South Carolina arrested in Hillcrest community


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Wilmington Police arrested a man in the Hillcrest community who they say was wanted in South Carolina for failing to appear on charges he faces there.

Police say they arrested Demitrius Lamur Slaughter, 22, just before 9 p.m. Wednesday after they spotted him parking his car in an area of the Hillcrest community. They say when Slaughter got out of his vehicle, he tried to avoid police while walking through the neighborhood.

When officers with the Wilmington Police Department's Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Slaughter, they say they found 15 bindles of heroin, 9 grams of marijuana, paraphernalia and a large amount of cash on him.

Police say they seized Slaughter's car, and found out he was already wanted on warrants in South Carolina for failure to appear in court on drug charges there. Slaughter was booked in the New Hanover County Jail under a $11,000 bond.

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Hillcrest: Now a destination location

A destination location for criminals that is.

If the WHA wants to pour millions of taxpayers dollars into it to turn it into a mixed used neighborhood, its board members should be required to live in it for at least a year.

Make that a requirement and I'm guessing the WHA board will never bring that idea up ever again.


Is this the same Hillcrest I saw in the news earlier today trying to get a 30 million dollar grant to clean up the houses in their neighborhood? Until they clean out the thugs, all the money in the world isn't going to help them....just saying.....

Be fair

he was checking the hood out before WHA changes the Hillcrest demographics with all of those millions in grant money they hope to lasso in.


The thugs really love Wilmington. The police have really been doing a great job lately finding these terrorists.

Only 11k

You have got to be kidding me. Only $11,000 for bond? He has already proven he is a flight risk and can't be trusted to show up in court.

He will be leaving the area once he post bail and will be selling his drugs somewhere else.

If he runs the judge should have to pull his time.


He has 15 bindles of heroin among other drugs as well as being wanted in SC on more drug charges and he's only given a $11,000 bond??? Add to it he tried to hide from police. Someone like this deserves at least a $50,000.'s part of Wilmington's Problem:

It's about time you folks get together and have some of these so called "Revolving Door" Judges investigated through proper channels. Seek help from your representatives...or let it fly like it has been doing for years. It's about time Marshal Dillon rode into town...don't Ya think?
No...they aren't above the law unless you continue to let them be.

Say it aint so!

Say it aint so!

OK...I'm sayin it.

"It ain't so!"

Jussa sayin'... You see what I'm sayin'?

I see

I see what you did there.

Hillcrest visitor

He was probably just trying to visit his Mom ...