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Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 8:17pm.READ MORE:
The attorney for a Southport police officer charged with killing a Boiling Spring Lakes teen is speaking out on his client's behalf. Det. Bryon Vassey's attorney James Payne says a body microphone on one of the other officers involved reveals what he believes really happened January 5. Full story...
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 10:36am.READ MORE:
A Southport Police detective turned himself in to deputies Tuesday night and then quickly bonded out, according to the Brunswick County Jail. Monday night, a grand jury indicted Det. Bryon Vassey, who's accused of fatally shooting Keith Vidal, 18, less than two minutes after arriving at the teen's home Jan. 5. Full story...
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 5:07pm.READ MORE:
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 Full story...
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 01/08/2014 - 4:45pm.READ MORE:
The Police Benevolent Association says officers followed the law when they responded to a call Sunday that ended with a Boiling Spring Lakes teen being shot and killed. Full story...
BSL officer, deputy cleared in incident that ended in teen's death; 911, radio traffic provide more detailSubmitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Tue, 01/07/2014 - 5:38pm.READ MORE:
Boiling Spring Lakes Police and the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office say internal reviews have cleared their officers of any wrongdoing in Sunday's incident that ended with a teen dead. Meanwhile new information reveals the police officer who reportedly pulled the trigger was only on the scene for 70 seconds before shooting and killing Keith Vidal, 18. Full story...
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:56pm.READ MORE:
The family of a Boiling Spring Lakes teen shot and killed by a police officer at his home yesterday is demanding answers and justice. Full story...
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 6:08pm.READ MORE:
A Boiling Spring Lakes father says his son was murdered by police this afternoon. Mark Wilsey says he called police when his 18-year-old, 90 lb. son had a screwdriver that he would not let go. But Wilsey says he never expected calling for help would end with son being shot and killed by someone sworn to serve and protect. Full story...
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 10:49pm.READ MORE:
Southport's first black police chief died in his sleep Monday. Southport's first black police chief, George McCracken, 72, died in his sleep Monday. His funeral will be held today at Southport Baptist Church on Howe Street at 2 p.m. Full story...
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 2:24pm.READ MORE:
Submitted by Jayne Dees on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 5:22pm.READ MORE:
Southport's police chief is speaking out after one of his employees was arrested over the weekend. Last week the Brunswick County Sheriffs Office received a complaint about Anthony Buntyn, a clerk for the Southport Police Department. Saturday deputies arrested Buntyn and charged him with disseminating obscenity and impersonating a police officer. Full story...