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The Brunswick beacon. (Shallotte, N.C.) 19??-current, May 13, 1993, Page PAGE 8-A, Image 8

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SUPERIOR COURT Judge Denies Request To Reduce Henry Pigott's 7 30-Year Sentence A superior court judge last week refused to reduce the 130-year prison sentence given to con victed murderer, arsonist and armed robber Henry Levi Pigott Jr. in a 1989 case returned to Brunswick County by the N.C. Court of Appeals. Pigott, 38, formerly of Airport Road, Shalloue, was convicted in the execution-style slaying of local businessman Darwin Kingsley Freeman, who was found in an efficiency apart ment at his business bound hand and foot with a single ,22-caIibcr gunshot wound in his head. Prosecutors said Pigott tried to rob Freeman, then killed him and set fire to the apartment to hide the evidence. Defense attorneys claimed Pigott was "under the influence of menial or emo tional disturbance causcd by a drug addiction." Finding him guilty on four counts, the jury declined to ask for Pigott's execution and im posed a life sentence instead. The judge added 50 years for the first-degree arson conviction, 40 years for first-degree kidnapping and 40 years for robbery with a dangerous weapon. In an appeal of the latter three cases, Pigott's lawyers argued that the trial judge should have considered certain factors that might have led to a lesser sentence. The appeals court refused to overturn the convictions, but agreed to send the case back to Brunswick County for a rc-sentcnc ing hearing. Last Thursday (May 6), Judge Robert H. Hobgood considered several mitigating factors, including Pigott's drug use, his good work histo ry, his confession shortly after he was arrested, and his past cooperation in local drug enforce ment investigations. But the judge refused to overturn the sen tences. Pigott's lawyers plan to appeal the deci sion. In other superior court action last week: ?Richard Hugh Grissctt, 32, of Farm Loop Path, Sunset Beach, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts each of felo nious breaking and entering, larceny and posses sion of stolen goods and one count each of forgery, uttering false paper, larceny of a firearm, misdemeanor larceny and possession of stolen goods. He was ordered to pay S600 restitution and S250 for his court-appointed lawyer and was told to take part in the Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Training (DART) program while in prison. ?Kirk Galloway, 37, of Garden Terrace Apart ments, Southport, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after his guilty plea to two charges of pos session with the intent to sell and deliver cocaine and two counts of selling the drug. He was or dered to pay S200 in lab fees and restitution and recommended for the DART program. ?Rodney Cornelius Bannerman, 31, of Route 1, Leland, was given a five-year prison sentence af ter pleading guilty to two counts each of felonious breaking and entering and larceny and one count each of breaking and entering a coin-operated machine and attempting to break into such ma chines. He was ordered to pay SI,600 restitution, S2S0 attorney fees and told to take part in the DART program. ?James C. Gamer Jr., 23, of Castle Haync was sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of driving while his license was permanently revoked. He was ordered to pay SI25 attorney fees and was rctommended for work release. ?Harry M. Sidbury, 45, of Route 2, Supply plead ed guilty to chaises of manufacturing cocaine, pos session with the intent to manufacture cocaine and cocaine possession. Sentencing was delayed until a date to be determined by the district attorney. ?Wanda Rich, age unavailable, of Route 1, Win nabow, pleaded no contest to a charge of simple assault. She was sentenced to three days in Brunswick County Jail, suspended on the condi tion that she pay the costs of court and not violate any assault statutes for one year. ?Sharonda Hankins, 21, of Route 2, Bolivia, was found guilty of injuring personal property and was sentenced to six months in jail, suspended two years on payment of SI,139 restitution, court costs and S600 in attorney fees. She was put on supervised probation for two years. ?A jury was unable to reach a unanimous deci sion in the trial of Curtis Hutaft Williams, 44, of Route 1, Bolivia, on a charge of driving while im paired by alcohol. The judge declared a mistrial and the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the case. ?Timothy Eugene Hollins, 22, of Grccnhill Road, Winnabow, was found in violation of the terms of his probation. He was transferred to supervised probation and ordered to pay his past-due restitu tion and $200 in attorney fees. ?Richard Smith, age unavailable, of Wallace was found not guilty of assaulting a female. ?The judge agreed to reduce bond on Dcbrah Elaine Robbins, 35, of Ballard's mobile home park, Leland. Her new bail was set at S50,000 Two Leland Men Jailed On LSD, Pot Charges The use of lysergic acid diethy lamide, ihc once popular hallucino gen known as LSD, is making a comeback among young people, a Brunswick County Sheriff's Depart ment narcotics detective said Tues day after two men were arrested on charges of possessing the drug. "We're starting to sec a rise in LSD use," said Dei. David Crocker. "It's becoming increasingly popular among college students." Detectives confiscated 35 doses of LSD Wednesday afternoon (May 5) after an informant told police that a mail shipment of the drug was ex pected at a home on Juniper Street in Lcland. Local authorities contacted the U.S. Postal Service and arranged a controlled delivery of an envelope containing a sheet of paper on which the liquid LSD had been dropped, Crocker said. Armed with a search warrant, sheriff's detcctivcs entered the home and caught 17-ycar-old Robert Allen Miller counting out the dosage units as his housemate Joseph Peter Grandolfo, 37, looked on, Crocker said. In a search of the residence, de tectives discovered 14 marijuana seedlings planted in the ground and in pots. Miller and Grandolfo were chargcd with one count each of pos session of LSD with the intent to sell and deliver the drug and one count each of manufacturing marijuana. Both men are being held in Brunswick County Jail in lieu of 575,000 bond for Miller and $25,000 for Grandolfo. Correction Mary Benes of the Calabash VFW Post 7288 Auxiliary received a corsagc of poppies for good public relations efforts at the 5th District meeting April 25 at the post. NWS REPORTS April Was Cool, Wet With 59.8 Average April 1993 was cool and wet, ac cording to monthly cliinatological report of the National Weather Ser vice office in Wilmington. The daily high temperature was a mild 71.8 degrees, but the low aver aged a cool 47.8. The monthly aver age was 59.8 degrees, for the coolest April since 1987 when the monthly average was 59.7. Highest temperature for the month was 85 degrees on the 12th. Lowest, 40 degrees, was recorded on the 23rd, 28th and 29th. The 40 degrees tied the record for the date on the 28th and broke the record low for the date on the 29th. Precipitation for the month was 5.78 inchcs, 2.91 inchcs above nor mal. This was also the 10th wettest April since record-keeping began in 1871. Nearly all the rainfall occurred on three dates?2.86 on the 5th, 1.43 on the 10th, and 1.46 on the 16th. The three days totaled 5.75 inchcs of the 5.78 inches for the month. On the 5th, 2.86 inchcs broke the daily record of 1.89 last recorded in 1937. The 1.43 inches on the 10th tied the daily record set in 1928. There were only five days of the month with measurable rainfall. This was the wettest April since 1989 when 7.60 inchcs were recorded. The highest wind gust for the month was 44 miles an hour from the southwest on the 10th. The fastest one-minute average wind speed was 22 mph occurring on the 2nd and 15th. Both were from the south. The daily average wind speed was 9.1 mph. There were three days with thun dcr reported, which is near the nor mal. There were 10 clear days, 12 partly cloudy and 8 cloudy days. There was an abundance of sun shine, with 84 percent of the possi ble recorded. The highest pressure was 30.36 inches on the 28th and the lowest, 29.54 inches on the 10th. mm Mechanical Doctor Toys ? Bicycles ? Treadmills ? Appliances We assemble things that come in a box. Mower Repairs ? Other Garden Tools Wheel Bearing ? Cleaning ? Lubrication ? Boat Trailers ? 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Please join Peggy, Carla, Wanda and Nancy in welcoming Elaine Pigott formerly with Kozo Hair Design to the staff of Peggy-Lynn's Hair Port Front Row Carla Holden/Stylist Elaine Pigott/Stylist Wanda Callender/Stylist Back Row Peggy Jackson Owner/Stylist Nancy Gregory/Stylist Full service salon?Besides cutting and styling hair for men & women, we do facials and manicures. We have highly qualified nail technician. Wolff Tanning1 bed and Australian Gold Tanning products. WE USE MATRIX PRODUCTS Mon.-Sat. 9-5 ? Walk-ins Welcome HKA MAIN STREET, SHALLOTTE Two Charged With Kidnapping, Assaulting Supply Woman, 23 A 23-year-old Kuwaiti man and a 29-year-old Californian were ar rested early Saturday morning on charges of kidnapping and sexually as saulting a 20-year-old Supply woman in a Belville motel room Thursday night. The woman told Brunswick County Sheriff's Dctective Steve Mason that she had agreed to meet one of the men at the Country Club Bar in Leland, where she spent several hours drinking with him and another man. She said the two men left the club while she was in the bathroom, but later flagged her down as she drove home, Mason's crime report states. One of the men drove her car to the Camellia Motel, where she said her clothes were removed and she was and sexually assaulted. The next morning, she said the men dressed her and drove her to a Wilmington restaurant, where they ate breakfast, according to the report. Then she said the men drove her back to the motel, returned her car keys and allowed her to leave. Acting on her statement. Mason said he arrested Omar Mohd Kharot, 23, a citizen of Kuwait who is legally living and working in Wilmington; and Amher Manuel Avitia, 29, of Lodi, Calif., who has been renting a room at the motel and working at a Belville convenience store. 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