The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Unit rabies clinic scheduled for Saturday June 21st has been changed to Saturday July 26th. Please make note in your calendars and if you have any questions please call the Animal Services Unit at 910-798-7500.
New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a homicide investigation at 7005 Alamosa Drive. Shortly after 11 P.M. Sunday night a fight ensued inside the home between several males. Harry Dewayne Eason, a 19 year old black male was fatally shot. The suspect fled the residence but was arrested shortly after 2 a.m. Demarius Quandreis Kelly, a 20 year old black male has been arrested and charged with first degree murder. Kelly has no bond and will be in court this morning for his first appearance.
The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers arrested a male juvenile last night at the New Hanover-Ashley High School basketball game. Deputies were approached by a juvenile from New Hanover High stating that his cell phone had been stolen. Deputies confronted the suspect who failed to cooperate with deputies. Deputies noticed what appeared to be a cell phone in the pants pocket of the suspect. The deputies attempted to search the suspect at which time he resisted. Deputies then detained the suspect and moved him to a secure office due to the large crowd that began to form. Once inside the office the Deputies searched the suspect where they found the stolen phone, heroin and a loaded .22 caliber pistol. The juvenile was taken into custody, and a juvenile petition was completed. He was charged with possession of heroin and possession of a firearm on campus. The victim declined to prosecute for the stolen phone. The juvenile was turned into juvenile services center.