Man charged with murder in death of 32-year-old Whiteville man

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Anthony Wright Jr (Photo: CCSO)

BRUNSWICK, NC (WWAY) — A man faces murder charges involving the death of a 32-year-old Whiteville man.

The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1400 block of Vinson Boulevard in Brunswick around 2:20 p.m. Monday.

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When they arrived, deputies found Brandon Demarcus Baldwin shot multiple times. He died due to the injures.

After investigators interviewed witnesses and security footage, CCSO says they determined Anthony Edward Wright Jr., 33, of Chadbourn was responsible for Baldwin’s murder.

Later that night, Wright turned himself in at the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center. He was processed and booked with no bond.



An autopsy on Baldwin will be completed this week.

This is an ongoing investigation.

If you have information concerning this incident, please contact Detective P. Rockenbach at (910) 770-2145 or contact Columbus County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 642-6551.