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Brunswick County Sheriff's Office

Missouri police response raises questions about militarizing law enforcement

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videoThere's been a lot of attention this week on the use of military-grade equipment to deal with protests in Ferguson, MO. The protests bring some serious questions to light: Why does law enforcement have this kind of gear, and do they really need it? Full story...
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UPDATE: Southport suspect in two robberies arrested

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videoBrunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives arrest man suspected of robbing two businesses in Southport. Full story...
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UPDATE: Stabbing suspect now behind bars in Brunswick Co.

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Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives say a Wilmington man wanted for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill is now in custody. Full story...
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BCSO targets drug offenders in Operation Summer Heat

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video The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office set out early this morning on Operation Summer Heat with a list of 54 names. Full story...
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Teen charged after pictures of girl performing oral sex wind up on Instagram

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videoA 19-year-old is in jail charged with posting sexually explicit photos of a 16-year-old girl online. Brunswick County Sheriff's detectives arrested James Rudolph Brown IV, 19, of Earla Loop Road in Bolivia, for first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Full story...
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Leland man charged with raping, assaulting girl; Bond now set at more than $7 million

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After appearing in court today, 22-year-old Denzel Jamal Hill's bond was set at more than $7 million. He's charged with assaulted a female friend with a cigarette lighter and then later raping her. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Sheriff's K-9 dies over the weekend

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is saddened to report the passing of K9 Officer “Clyde”. Clyde was part of the bloodhound team along Deputies Josh Smith and Chris Powell, and canine sister “Bonnie." Clyde was handled primarily by Deputy Powell. Full story...
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License check results in five drug arrests

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According to spokeswoman Emily Flax, officers were performing a license checking station at Old Shallotte Road and McMilly Road in Shallotte around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. They said they found 89 bags of heroin along with pills, marijuana, paraphernalia and a gun in one car. Full story...
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Sex crime suspect arrested in Idaho now in Brunswick Co. Jail

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A man charged with sex crimes involving a child in Brunswick County is in the Brunswick County Jail after being arrested earlier this month in Idaho. Full story...
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Ronald Hewett lived, died a local legend

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Ronald Hewett was not just a sheriff in Brunswick County. He was an icon. Full story...
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Deputies looking for suspect who has avoided them for months

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Brunswick County Sheriff's detectives need help finding a Shallotte man they've been looking for for months on multiple charges. Full story...
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Supply man charged in Brunswick County's largest heroin bust

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A Supply man is in jail after deputies say they made the biggest heroin bust in Brunswick County's history. Deputies say they found 8,000 bindles of heroin in a car Kevin Jermaine Hankins was driving. Full story...
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Man wanted for child sex crimes in Brunswick Co. arrested in Idaho

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videoA man wanted for alleged sex crimes involving a child has been arrested in Idaho. Now he is in jail awaiting extradition to North Carolina. Full story...
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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Suspects sought in pig cooker theft from VFW

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videoBrunswick County Sheriff's detectives are looking for help identifying two people and a vehicle wanted in connection with a them from the VFW post in Supply. Full story...
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Teen Charged with shooting man in Brunswick County

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videoAlexander Lamont Gassett is charged with shooting a man in the chest after breaking into his home. Full story...
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