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BOILING SPRING LAKES, NC (WWAY) — The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office says Dep. Samantha Lewis went to the hospital for ear discomfort after the gun shot that killed Keith Vidal Sunday in Boiling Spring Lakes was fired close to her ear.

Plus, we’re learning more about how often law enforcement had to go to Vidal’s home.

A warrant shows Vidal’s sister was arrested on drug charges 2 days before the incident that ended his life.

Records also show more than thirty 911 calls from their home at 1130 President Road in the past seven years.

Officers arrested 25-year-old Nicole Wilsey for possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia Friday.

Records show 32 calls to Brunswick county 911 since 2006, including several calls for domestic issues, as well as disorderly conduct and a juvenile out of control.

The call from Sunday is listed as “psychiatric-abnormal behavior-suicide attempt.”

As for deputy Lewis, she was treated and released from the hospital.

The sheriff’s office says she needs more testing to see if there will be any lasting damage.

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52 Comments on "ONLY ON 3: Police called to slain teen’s home 32 times since 2006"

2015 years 10 months ago

Where you there? Nuff said!! Say’s who!? Say’s Kblue!!!

2015 years 10 months ago


joseph vidal
2015 years 10 months ago

my son was clean!!! and a good kid,he had problems coping with the loss of his 20 year old sister

Magnum P.I.
2015 years 10 months ago

I am appalled by the blatant lack of information in this report. The way that these “facts” have been presented make me question the integrity of the reporter, and thusly, WWAY for allowing such to be representative of their company.

To report the number of times that 911 has been called to the residence in seven years, but not disclose the nature of those calls is irresponsible at best. Perhaps this was intentional, to illicit a bias from your readers, perhaps not. If it wasn’t intentional, then it is just lazy reporting. I say shame on you, and shame on anyone who would automatically assume wrongdoing without the “FACTS” of those particular instances.

To report on the arrest of the deceased’s sister, which shows nothing of the character of the parties involved in this tragedy, is tasteless at best. Also, I will note that in doing my own investigating, I only uncovered a report showing that she was arrested for a probation violation. (http://wilmingtonmugshots.com/mug-shot/nicole-marie-wilsey/?slider=152) Also, I noted that you did not mention whether the sister lived in the same home as Vidal, or whether she was on the scene before or after this tragedy took place.

While my sources are surely limited, in comparison, perhaps it would be prudent for WWAY to refrain from publishing such vague “facts” and get to the meat of the story. Surely if you are alleging that the family has been a burden to Law Enforcement, EMS, 911 Dispatch, or the community, you will find the “Proof” to back up your allegations.

2015 years 10 months ago

Smear the family? For following gov rules on getting mental health help? You have to call the law first. I agree that it just looks better for the family b/c law enforcement already knew the situation the home. What about the deputy? Samanatha Lewis should have lost her job 2 yrs ago when she nearly killed herself street racing another deputy, but no Ingram gave her no concequences. What about the boys
assigned social worker? Is the director of DSS holding any accountability in this? Maybe the county should kill Ingrams budget. We far greater need the money/funding in those areas more than we need a helicopter, 200 plus cars and now some tank looking truck on steroids. There is no accountability in Brunswick Co.
Where is the justice for this child and his family?
Where is the justice for taxpayers who will foot this bill as well?


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