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Sgt. Jerry Brewer

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The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and the Wilmington Police Department worked together to make a drug-related arrest Friday.

Deputies and WPD officers with the Housing Task Force approached a stationary vehicle on Willard Street in Houston Moore. Deputies approached a passenger in the vehicle, identified as Daijour Brown, 21, appeared to attempt to hide something.

Deputies found drugs and a gun underneath Brown’s seat and arrested him on charges of possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of cocaine possession of ecstasy and possession with intent to sell and deliver within a thousand feet from a school.



Update:   After an extensive investigation which involved Wilmington Police Department and the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, two suspects emerged for the shooting on Lord Tennyson Rd from November 12, 2014.   James Edison Smallwood Jr. and Kimberly Marie Mayhew have been charged for shooting into the 4922 Lord Tennyson Road residence. Both suspects were interviewed by Detectives in which they were ultimately charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling, weapon possession by felon & felony conspiracy. Both suspects are currently in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under secure bonds for additional Brunswick County charges.


James Edison Smallwood Jr.

34 year old black male

Discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling

Weapon possession by felon

Felony conspiracy

Kimberly Marie Mayhew

27 year old white female

Discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling

Weapon possession by felon

Felony conspiracy








Issued: November 13, 2014                                       Contact: Sergeant J.J. Brewer

For Immediate Release                                          Public Information Officer

    New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office

    (910) 798-4191 Office

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Shots Fired

New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to 4922 Lord Tennyson Rd. at approximately 8:30 pm on November 12, 2014.  Witnesses stated that 12 to 15 rounds were fired from a SUV type vehicle believed to be a GMC Jimmy with green neon lights under the rails.  9mm shell casing were located at the scene by CSI. It appeared several rounds shattered the back window of a vehicle that was in the driveway, one round penetrated the garage door and broke a window inside the garage, and one round went through the living room wall.  Detectives are currently searching for two individuals, one left in the vehicle and one fled on foot.  The case is currently under investigation.




mayhew smallwood

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Unit has launched “Animal Tales” magazine.  Animal Tales is a free publication distributed by ASU giving the community information on caring for your pet.  Animal Tales was completely paid for by citizens donations and advertisements placed in the publication.  Animal Tales has various topics including a letter from the Sheriff, rabies information, registration guide and tips for finding lost pets just to name a few.  You can pick up your copy of Animal Tales at the Animal Services Unit located off Division drive or at various locations through-out the county.  You can also download a copy from our website or Facebook page.



Animal Tales Cover 2


            New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Deputies are currently investigating an early morning theft of a vehicle, trailer and ATV’s from 321Burbank Rd.  Approximately 7:30am this morning a man was driving down River Road when he noticed his friend’s vehicle and trailer with ATV’s in the back of the trailer on the side of the road with the trailer detached.  The man approached the vehicle to see if his friend needed help when a black male appeared. The man confronted the suspect in which a short scuffle ensued. The suspect then pulled a knife and told the man “don’t come any closer”. The man got back in his car, left and called 911.  The suspect reattached the trailer and traveled north on River Road towards downtown.  The suspect crashed the blazer just south of Mott’s Landing in the 5800 block of River Road where he fled on a Yamaha scooter into the Mott’s Village housing development.  Deputies located the abandoned scooter and began tracking the suspect utilizing K-9.  The suspect is a black male, approximately 5’5” tall, scruffy facial hair, wearing a purple puffy jacket and jeans.  The vehicle, a white four door blazer, utility trailer, one of the quad ATV’s and the Yamaha scooter have been recovered.  A red Yamaha quad ATV with “910” on the side is still missing.  Deputies believe a second suspect may be in possession of this ATV.  Anyone with any information on the theft or the stolen ATV please contact the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at 910-798-4162 or text a tip at http://www.newhanoversheriff.com/Detective-Tip.html






     On October 28, 2014, the New Hanover County Vice/Narcotics Unit concluded a three month investigation into a heroin trafficking ring providing a substantial amount of heroin to the Wilmington, North Carolina area.  The investigation revolved around three known felons receiving shipments of raw heroin and then manufacturing, processing and converting it into individual dosage units.

     On October 28, 2014, Vice/Narcotics Detectives applied for and was granted a search warrant for 4707 Greentree Road Apartment #B. Upon execution of this search warrant, Jerome Brown and Fredrick McBride were in a back bedroom of the apartment packaging heroin. The Department of Social Services responded to the apartment due to a small juvenile being present during the execution of the search warrant.

     The culmination of this investigation resulted with the seizure of over 1500 bindles of packaged heroin, approximately 4.5 ounces of raw heroin, numerous manufacturing items, drug paraphernalia and an undisclosed amount of US Currency.   The heroin seized has a street value of approximately $85,000.

     Jerome Brown and Fredrick McBride were arrested and charged with trafficking heroin (2 Counts), possession with intent to sell/deliver heroin, maintaining a dwelling/vehicle, conspiracy to traffic heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both individuals received a $1,000,000.00 secured bond. Quince Moore was arrested and charged with trafficking heroin (4 Counts), possession with intent to sell/deliver (2 Counts), possession of drug paraphernalia (2 Counts), maintaining a dwelling/vehicle (2 Counts) and conspiracy to traffic heroin. Quince Moore received a $100,000 secured bond for these offenses.  All three men are currently in the New Hanover County Detention Facility.

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