MEDIA RELEASE

Issued: July 28, 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

Stolen Weapons Recovered in B&E Sting

 

On Saturday, July 23, 2011 a B&E occurred at the residence located at 2519 Sapling Circle in which several guns, ammo cases, jewelry, and a knife collection were stolen.  During the investigation, Detectives followed leads enabled them to locate suspects.  Investigators set up surveillance on the suspects and observed them in the Walgreens parking lot located at Market and Gordon.  As investigators closed in on the suspects the driver exited the vehicle with a pistol in his front waistband and was quickly placed under arrest.  Investigators located five rifles, two ammo cases, stolen jewelry, and a stolen knife collection in the bed of the truck.  Detectives arrested the driver, Jon-Michael Joseph Laurie, a 21 year old white male, and William Eric Watson, a 23 year old white male, on several drug and larceny charges. Both men were taken into custody and are currently in the New Hanover County Detention Facility.  $15,000 to $20,000 of stolen property was recovered.

 

 

 

 

 

JON-MICHAEL JOSEPH LAURIE, W/M, 21

CHARGES:

B&E

FELONY LARCENY

6 CTS OF LARCENY OF FIREARMS

POSS. STOLEN GOODS

5 CTS. POSS. OF STOLEN FIREARMS

CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPON

PWISD SCHED 2

PWISD SCHED 3

MAINTAINING MOTOR VEHICLE FOR THE USE OF DRUGS

$300, 000 SECURED BOND

 

 

 

 

 

WILLIAM ERIC WATSON, W/M, 23

CHARGES:

5 CTS. POSS. STOLEN FIREARMS

POSS. OF STOLEN GOODS.

$200,000 SECURED BOND

 

 

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