Issued: January 25, 2011 Contact: Corporal J.J. Brewer
For Immediate Release Public Information Officer
New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office
(910) 798-4191 Office
(910) 297-9213 Cellular
Deputies Search for Two Wanted for Home Invasion
Shortly after 10:30 this morning Deputies responded to 2601 Old Wrightsboro Rd for a report of robbery. Upon arriving on the scene Deputies quickly located a victim who had been shot in the leg. The victim, Donnell Crumpler III a twenty nine year old black male, stated that a woman knocked on his door to inform him that her vehicle had broken down and she needed assistance. Mr. Crumpler stepped away from his door, once he returned to help the woman with her car, a man with a gun was with the woman and they forced their way into the residence. The man and woman then forced Mr. Crumpler to a back room where they shot Mr. Crumpler in the leg, stole his cell phone and wallet and subsequently fled the scene. Mr. Crumpler was transported to NHRMC were he was treated and released.
Deputies are currently searching for a black male with a bald head and black sweatshirt. Also wanted by the Sheriff’s Office is a black female with long dreadlocks and a grey shirt. The investigation is ongoing and anyone having information related to the investigation should contact the Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at 798-4260.
Additional information will be released as the investigation continues.