Suspected Gang Member Arrested at High School Basketball Game

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.

 

 

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Sheriff's Office: 3950 Juvenile Center Road • Castle Hayne, NC 28429 • Phone 910-798-4200 • Fax 910-798-4212