Investigation leads to validated gang member’s arrest

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Submitted: Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:53pm
Updated: Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:49pm

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.


  • Filmwife says:

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

  • nieghbor says:

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

  • Toni says:

    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

  • nofaithnlaw says:

    Make another video genius!

  • Karma King says:

    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.

  • craig says:

    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.

  • lonetraveler says:

    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.

  • jv says:

    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

  • Wilmington Observer says:

    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

  • guesat7969 says:

    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…

  • guesty says:

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

  • anne 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!

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