FIRST ON 3: Leland councilman charged with domestic assault

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LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Leland Police arrested a Leland Town Councilman over the weekend for domestic violence.

In a news release, Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne said officers responded to a domestic violence call Saturday. Shortly after speaking with the victim police located the suspect and arrested Herbert Barnes.

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Barnes is in the Brunswick County Jail. He is charged with assault on a female/domestic assault.

He is scheduled to be back in court April 18.