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Archive - Apr 2011

Two "little old ladies" from OIB busted for trafficking opium

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video On Monday, April 25th, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested two subjects from an Ocean Isle Beach residence. As a result of this investigation, agents seized $215.00 and various medications including hydrocodone and alprazolam tablets. Full story...
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WANTED: Rodney Wayne Suggs

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are searching for Rodney Wayne Suggs, of 335 Mt. Pisgah Road, for a burglary at a house on Lesa Drive. Full story...
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Judge rules mistrial in Strickland trial

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video A judge has ruled for a mistrial in the trial of Allen "Frog" Strickland. The offical ruling was due to the misconduct of a Tabor City Police Officer. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Tabor City Cop who forgot about Frog interview has own legal issues

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The Tabor City Police Detective who discovered an interview with Allen "Frog" Strickland Sunday night and caused the mistrial today has legal issues of his own. Det. Greg Sibbett is on administrative leave from the Tabor City Police Department. He's charged with assault by pointing a gun and two counts of illegally arresting two men. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: WWAY video shows insurance agent at Frog's house day after fire

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The district attorney's office subpoenaed video from us today they claim shows an insurance agent at Allen "Frog" Strickland's house the day after it caught on fire. Strickland was charged with burning his own house down in order to collect insurance money. Former senator R.C. Soles bought him the house. Strickland's attorney last week claimed Frog never knew he had insurance on his house. Full story...
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Four-year-old girl attacked by pit bull; Airlifted to hospital

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A four-year-old Pender County girl was attacked by a pit bull according to the sheriff's department. She was taken by helicopter to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. No word on her condition as of 3:00 p.m. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Sheriff's Detective charged with molesting a child; Fired by department

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On April 24, 2011 at approximately 7:00pm, former Detective Sergeant Henry Thomas Cole was arrested by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and charged with Indecent Liberties with a Minor. After a first appearance, he remains in custody under a $25,000 secured bond. Full story...
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Sister, father of Wolfpack mascot poisoned

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Four Tamaskan dogs with ties to North Carolina State Wolfpack mascot Tuffy have become seriously ill after eating fish laced with antifreeze that their owner says was placed on his property intentionally. Full story...
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Bite marks evident in autopsy of Candler child

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Investigators have discovered human bite marks on the torso of a 4-year-old boy who was found dead in a Buncombe County mobile home. Full story...
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New Bern doctor pleads guilty to money laundering

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A pain management doctor in New Bern has pleaded guilty to money laundering and fraud in federal court. Full story...
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