Wilmington Police arrest man twice in one night


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington man is behind bars tonight after he was arrested not once but twice overnight.

Around 9 p.m. Wilmington Police say Dustin Felton, 20, was trespassing in the Vesta Village community and told him to leave. They say when he got in his car, he squealed his tires and sped off. That’s when police arrested him the first time.

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Felton left jail around midnight on $2,500 bond after Wilmington Police arrested him for second-degree trespassing and careless and reckless driving in the 1900 block of Colwell Ave.

Just after 2 a.m., police responded to a call of damage to a storm door, a car windshield and two broken windows at a home on S. 7th St. The homeowner, who did not want to go on camera, says she woke up to banging and smashing glass and says she has no idea who the suspect is.

While investigators combed the scene for answers, they found a footprint they say matched one from another crime scene earlier in the night.

Police say in that incident they were called to the 1500 block of S. 12th street because of reports of shots fired. When they got there, they found a black Jeep stuck on a pole and a SUV with damage to the body and windows. The owner of the SUV says he got a call saying someone was damaging his car and found Felton, who called 911 to report his own Jeep was stolen, police say. The SUV owner says Felton ran and dropped his release papers from jail, which is how he was identified.

Wednesday afternoon a judge increased Felton’s bond from $6,000 to $22,000.

According to court records, Felton is scheduled to be in court tomorrow on a felony drug charge. In February he is set to answer to resisting a public officer.

Felton declined our request for a jail interview.

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