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Investigation leads to validated gang member's arrest


WILMINGTON, NC - After a month-long investigation, Wilmington Police arrested a validated gang member after tracking him via his electronic monitoring device and searching three Wilmington homes.

Investigators said they found eight guns, drugs and cash around 10 a.m. Thursday. They conducted the search warrants at 1008, 1010, 1012 S. 11th Street.

Rodney Kyshaun Bryant, 21, who was under felony probation at the time of his arrest, faces multiple drugs and weapons charges. 

(4) Counts of Selling Heroin

(4) Counts of Delivering Heroin Possession with Intent to Manufacture Sell, & Deliver Heroin

(5) Counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance within a 1000 ft of a School

(1) Count of Trafficking Herion

(1) Count of Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver Marijuana

(3) Counts of Firearm by Felon 

Police also said Bryant produced and starred in the Youtube video 'Roll Up Ralph', showing local gang members with assault weapons and smoking marijuana.

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As Bugs Bunny says

As Bugs Bunny says "what a maroon"! Such an idiot. He has a tracking device and he still goes where he wants to commit criminal acts. Can you say idiot?

He is either the stupidest person I have ever seen or he is just thumbing his nose at the law - I think it is a combination of both!


He's a felon and it's ILLEGAL for him to have could this possibly happen!? Oh, wait..criminals don't need a permit to buy or to conceal carry...

simple fix

Make it more difficult for those that follow the laws by making more laws. That should solve the issue.

Perfectly Said

Your comment is too logical for the anti-gun crowd to understand.

No Gangs in Pender County

This seems to be the norm for New Hanover County and the Wilmington Police Department. But, did you know that Gang Members only stay within the borders of New Hanover County? If you don't believe me, just ask Pender County Sheriff Carson Smith. He has said, many times that Pender County has no Gang problem. Those of us who live in Pender County know that is just not true. Sheriff Smith has to defend his office (and views) in the May 6th Primary Election. Be sure to vote.

Wilmington Observer

Frontin to they cell mates

Frontin to they cell mates now...holding a finger like a gun instead of a pistol....personally I hope they were forced to give service to their new roomates...strip the wanna be Gangstas of some Dignity.

So where are the charges for someone harboring a fugitive?

So when are the people who were hiding him going to be charged? It's not a stretch of the imagination to assume that the people harboring this fugitive are most likely getting assistance from the taxpayers.

No they do not get

No they do not get assistance they are in their sixties and really had no idea the husband is a longshoreman. in case you are unfamiliar longshoremen make excellent wages


These people do not seem to be the brightest crayons in the box. I mean they made a video of themselves smoking dope with many guns. At that rate even a schmuck like me could arrest them.


Don't worry folks, this dirt bag will be out in no time. As soon as he gets to the court, they'll let him out again. He'll be terrorizing the neighborhood again in no time. Sigh

I would bet my house this

I would bet my house this guy dressed like a thug and he is black.

Make another video genius!

Make another video genius!