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Lakes Man Indicted On 13
A Brunswick County grand jury Monday in
dictcd a 29-ycar-old Boiling Spring Lakes man on
13 felony counts charging him with forgery, lar
ceny and numerous drug offenses.
Carl Henry Alston of Fifty Lakes Drive was
indicted on two counts each of felonious larceny,
possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine,
possession with intent to sell and deliver marijua
na, selling cocainc and selling marijuana.
The grand jury also found cause to prosecute
Alsion in superior court on one charge each of
forgery, uttering forged paper, obtaining property
under false pretense, breaking and entering, pos
session of stolen goods and possession with the
intent to sell and deliver marijuana.
According to the indictments handed down
Monday, Alston is accused of breaking into a
home in Boiling Spring Lakes last September,
taking a set of keys and stealing a 1991 Suzuki
motorcycle valued at S4,100.
He is charged with forging a woman's name
on a check for SI00 and cashing it at a Southport
bank Sept. 30.
The indictments say Alston sold a fifth of a
gram of cocainc on July 24, about a tenth of a
gram of cocainc on July 15, nearly 17 grams of
marijuana on July 30 and an undetermined
amount of marijuana the next day. All the drugs
were allegedly sold to the same man.
Alston also is accused of taking S160 from
the man for the purpose of buying marijuana and
then keeping it for his own use.
Other defendants indicted by the grand jury
?Christopher G. Lee, 24, of Route 2, Supply on a
charge of taking indecent liberties with a female
child younger than age 16. The incident is alleged
to have happened March 8.
?Michael Kirktnan, age unavailable, of Elm
Road, Boiling Springs, on a charge of taking in
decent liberties with a minor female sometime in
?Jack Norman Williamson, 67, of Route 1, Lc
land, on a charge of taking indecent liberties with
a female child sometime in July 1992.
?Brian Kcllctl, 32, of N.E. 27th Street, Long
Beach, on two counts of assault inflicting serious
injury. He is accused of slashing two men with
knife last Oct. 21.
?Jennifer Payton Bellamy, 17, of Southport on a
charge of common law robbery for allegedly us
ing a toy gun to hold up a Southport car wash
April 5. Bellamy was arrested after ihe store clerk
chased her out of the business with a knife, police
said after her arrest.
?Nizar Yusef Youscff, 22. of Wilmington on a
charge of possessing stolen property. He was ac
cused of having in his possession one bottle of
whiskey and one bottle of mm that had been
stolen from the Echo Farms Country Club last
December. The value of stolen property was esti
mated to be S24.30.
?Allen Earl Piner Sr., 41, of Route 5, Lcland, on
two counts each of possession with intent to sell
and deliver cocaine and cocaine sales and one
charge of keeping and maintaining a Chevrolet
van for the purpose of selling cocaine. Pincr is ac
cused of selling 25.3 grams of cocaine to an un
dercover detective Sept. 11 and 2.3 grams of the
drug on Aug. 28.
?Earl Lavcrnc Williams, 32, of Route 2, Bolivia,
on one charge each of cocaine possession and
maintaining a Pontiac Trans-Am for the purpose
of keeping a controlled substance.
?Zack Leon Cobb, 40, of House Road, Lcland,
on one charge of possession with intent to sell and
deliver 7 grams of cocaine and one count of co
Cash, Jewelry, Old Coins Stolen
In Southport Break-In
Rare coins valued at S7.500 were
among the items stolen in a break-in
and larceny at a mobile home on
N.C. 211 outside Southport Saturday
night, according to a crime report on
file at the Brunswick County She
riff's Department Monday.
The homeowner told Deputy
Rcbekah McDonald that he and his
wife and daughter left home at about
3:45 Saturday afternoon and re
turned shortly after midnight to find
thai someone had pried open the rear
door of their home. Damage to the
front door suggested that the thief or
thieves also had attempted to gain
Several rooms were ransacked in
the break-in, McDonald reported.
Drawers and closcts were lefl open.
Items were removed and thrown on
the floor. A .38-caliber pistol and
several pieces of jewelry were taken
from the top of a dresser. Numerous
old coins and cash were removed
from a closet.
Among the other items missing
were three sets of wedding rings and
a pocketbook containing about SI50
cash and items of identification. The
total value of stolen goods was esti
mated to be more than $8,500.
In other crime reports on file at
the sheriff's office Monday:
?More than S1.600 worth of yard
maintenance equipment was stolen
from a farm on Russtown Road re
cently. The owner told Deputy Ran
dy Robinson Friday that someone
cut a lock on a shed and removed a
riding lawn mower, a push lawn
mower and a grass trimmer.
?An antique dresser and a buffet
valued at a total of $900 were re
ported stolen from an unoccupied
mobile home on Lanvalc Road
sometime between July and Novem
ber. Detective Steve Mason took the
report and is investigating the theft.
?Someone broke into a home near
the intersection of Lanvalc Road and
Village Road, Lcland last week. The
owner told Deputy Matthew Jesson
that the suspect broke in through a
kitchen widow and went through
each room of the house, "moving
items around." Personal items in the
bedroom were moved to different
areas of the house and "it looked
like someone had been sleeping in
her love scat," the report said. The
victim also said she found a broken
bottle of liquor on her porch that had
been stored in a cabinet. There was
an estimated SI00 damage to the
?The owner of a convenience store
on Old Fayctteville Road, Lcland
told Jcsson that someone broke the
lock off the store's ice box Friday.
There was no report of anything
stolen. Damage was estimated at S3
Man, Woman Plead Guilty
In Nursing Student's Murder
A New Hanover County man was
scnicnced to life in prison after
pleading guilty this week to second
degree murder in the February 1992
death of a Brunswick Community
College nursing student
David Botsko, who will be eligi
ble for parole in about nine years,
shot Stephanie Bowling of Bolivia
four times with a .22 caliber pistol
because she laughed at him when he
slipped in the mud on a camping ex
pedition, according to testimony in
New Hanover County Superior
Court on Monday, _ . .
Bowling, 22, a student in BCC's
licensed practical nursing program,
had known Bolsko, 24, for about a
week when her death occurred. She
had met him at a skating rink where
he worked as a disc jockey.
Bowling worked part-time at
Dosher Memorial Hospital in
Southport and lived with her par
ents, Wayne and Ann Bowling, in
Stephanie Ayers. 23, who pleaded
guilty to to being an accessory after
the fact to murder and to stealing
Bowling's car, was sentenced to 20
years. Ayers, who has cerebral palsy,
did not testify; however, a video
taped statement she made to police
was summarized by New Hanover
County Detective Carlton Floyd.
Floyd said Botsko, Aycrs and
Bowling drove Bowling's car to a
muddy trail off River Road to go
camping. It was there that Bowling
was shot, according to Aycrs, after
she laughed when Botsko fell in the
However, Botsko's lawyer, Helen
Hinn, said Botsko claims Aycrs ac
cidentally shot Bowling the first two
times and that Botsko shot her twice
more as she lay motionless on the
Hinn said the two went to the trail
to largei-shoot with a .22 caliber re
volver registered to Ayers.
New Hanover Assistant District
Attorney John Carriker agreed to the
pleas for Bousko and Ayers, admit
ting in court that the state's case had
weaknesses and that a possibility ex
isted that the two could have been
acquitted in a jury trial.
A sundial on the Brunswick
Community College campus stands
as a memorial to Bowling, ll was a
gift from her nursing classmates to
Bicycling Burglar Stalked
Carolina Shores Fairways
A Brunswick County sheriff's detective said Monday that he had un
covered the identity of a man who allegedly rode a bicycle from South
Carolina and along golf coursc fairways to burglarize homes in Carolina
Shores last winter.
Larry Robert Dunn, 42, of Albemarle confessed to the burglaries af
ter Det. John Ingram located him last week in the Horry County, S.C.,
jail, where he was being held on charges of breaking into homes in the
Myrtle Beach area.
Ingram said he was able to connect Dunn to the Carolina Shores bur
glaries after the detective discovered a piece of jewelry from one of the
thefts at a Myrtle Beach pawn shop.
"He even confessed to one burglary that we hadn't received a report
on yet," Ingram said.
Dunn recently moved from Albemarle to Little River, S.C., where he
has been living in a motel with "a female accomplice," Ingram said. She
allegedly pawned the jewelry that led to the arrest, but has not been
Ingram said Dunn had no car and would pedal a bicycle to Carolina
Shores, then wait until dark to ride up streets or along the golf course
fairways looking for homes to burglarize. When he found a likely target,
he would bang on windows and doors to make sure no one was home
before breaking in, Ingram said.
"He would steal what he could carry in a pillow sack and ride off,"
More than $6,000 worth of cash, jewelry and other small items were
reported stolen in the six break-ins. The burglaries took place between
late January and early April.
Dunn has been charged with six counts of second-degree burglary.
He remains in Horry County Jail on similar charges, Ingram said.
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