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    Couple 'Booked' After
Taking Encyclopedias
An Ash coupic was arrested and
charged with breaking and entering
and sccond-degrec trespassing after
they were found removing encyclo
pedias from a mobile home belong
ing to their next-door neighbor.
Elizabeth Boyd and Steven Boyd
were both charged by Detective
BiHy Hughes of inc Brunswick
County Sheriff's Department last
Dct. Hughes said the coupic was
living next door to a mobile home
owned by John DuBoisc of N.C.
130 west of Shallotte. The home
was unoccupied at the time, he said.
The coupic had allegedly entered
through the front door and told de
tectives that they were given per
mission to enter the home. DuBoisc
told Hughes that when he found the
coupic at the trailer, Ms. Boyd was
removing the encyclopedias. He
told detcctivcs that no one had giv
en the couple permission to take the
DuBoisc held the couple at the
scene until officers arrived around
12:30 p.m. The books were valued
at $365.
Hughes said the books have been
returned to the owner. The mobile
home is in front of a shop owned by
DuBoisc, Hughes said.
In other reports on file at the
sheriff's department:
? An Ash woman reported she was
awakened Sunday around 3 a.m.
and saw someone standing beside
her bed. She told deputies that she
thought it was a dream until the
man walked into the kilchcn and re
turned wearing a nightgown. He
then began rubbing her in the facc
until she called out for her father,
who was in the house. The man
then fled the home. He had entered
through a back bedroom window,
the report stated.
? A Shallottc woman reported she
was awakened around 4 a.m. Mon
day by someone who tried to break
into her home. The woman told
Deputy Shclton Caison that she was
awakened when she heard footsteps
on her back porch and heard a door
opening. She locked herself into a
bedroom and saw the man walking
from her home into a yard next I
door. She then called the sheriff's
department, the report states.
? Someone broke into a house un
der construction at Old Townc near
Leland and look $440 in building
supplies last Friday night. The bur
glars also caused an estimated $200
in damage when they entered
through a front window. Deputy
Richard Long reported.
? A washer and dryer valued at
S500 were taken from a mobile
home at Walker Mobile Homes in
Leland Friday night, Deputy Long
reported. Someone broke the lock
off a back door and caused an addi
tional SI 25 in damage.
? A gas tank was taken from the
Church of God in Bolivia Saturday
night, reported Deputy Wendell
Bennett. It is not known how much
gas was in the 180- to 200-gallon
tank, which was the property of
R.D. White and Sons of Shallottc.
Man Held In Stabbing Of Wife
A PV.1..T.K..C. O ... ... - - -
A Columbus County man was ar
rested last Thursday and charged
with the stabbing of his wife at her
father's home in Ash.
Wilbcrt Leroy Hufton, who lives
in ihe town of Brunswick, was
charged with assault with a deadly
weapon with intent to kill inflicting
serious injury and first-degree bur
glary, said Lt. Donncll Marlow of
the Brunswick County Sheriff's De
It is believed that Vickie Hufton
was stabbed twice, once in the chest
and once in the stomach area, Mar
low said.
"An officer on the scene gave
me information that she was stab
bed twice," Lt. Marlow said. "There
was a knife used."
Marlow said the weapon was a
"regular kitchen knife."
She was transported to the Col
umbus County Hospital in Whitc
villc. Earlier in the day, officers
wcic wiiiiiioiuii'ig ihe lOCuuGn of the
victim until Hufton's arrest for safe
ty precautions.
Mrs. Hufton was staying with her
father, Jessie Long, of Route 2, Ash,
when the attacker allegedly broke
into the home last Thursday morn
ing. It is believed the stabbing stem
med from previous arguments be
tween the two.
Hufton was arrested Thursday
evening in Columbus County and
transported to the Brunswick County
Jail where he was still being held
Friday morning under 546,000 bond.
Holden Resigns
BCC Position
Just a few months shy of six
years' service, Kelly Holden has
resigned from the Brunswick
Community College Board of
Trustees effective Feb. 15.
Holden was elected chairman
of the Brunswick County Board
of Commissioners in December.
As rca
sons for re
signing, he IV
cited new Hp
responsibili- WM
as IhL
business, I
and political
obligations. B
Holden is * ???
involved in holden
several businesses. He and a
brother own and operate a veg
etable farm and roadside market
and he and his wife also own a
tax return preparation service.
He was appointed to the BCC
Board of Trustees by Gov. Jim
Martin in June 1985 and had
previously served as finance
committee chairman. His term
was to expire in June.
Martin will name Holdcn's
Trustees accepted the letter of
resignation last Wednesday night.
Holden Beach Eyes
New Septic Program
The Holden Beach Planning and
Zoning Board is gathering informa
tion on a program that could pro
vide for the routine inspection and
puniping of septic tanks on the is
Holden Beach Commissioners
and the planning board talked about
setting up a septic tank "manage
ment entity" at a workshop last
Tuesday night.
oiu j w iu i.> , piLimiirig board vice
chairman, said the only information
the town has on the septic tank
management program is an outdated
article from the N.C. Institute of
Swaris said town officials need
more information so they know
what would be required of the town
if it decided to go ahead with the
"We want to go into that right a
way, as soon as the planning board
recommends something on it," said
Mayor John Tandy.
County Worker
Gets Two Years
On Cocaine
A Brunswick Counly Water De
partment employee arrested on drug
charges last July has been sentenced
to two years in jail.
Dolphus Lee Bryant. 40, of Route
3, Supply, pleaded no contest to
simple possession of cocsinc in
Brunswick Counly Superior Court
last week. He entered his plea after
a jury had already been selected but
before the trial actually started.
Bryant was employed by the
county when the incident allegedly
occurred July 15, 1990. A warrant
states Bryant was alleged to have
had in his possession six rocks of
crack cocaine when he was arrested
by Shallotte Police Officer GJ.
The defendant was suspended
from his job without pay on July 19,
according to Brunswick Counly
Personnel Director Slaric Grissett.
Ms. Grissett said Monday that she
had not received any additional in
formation about Bryant's job status
as a result of last week's trial.
Judge William C. Gore Jr. handed
down the two-year active sentence
and also recommended that Bryant
not be eligible for work release.
Bryant was also ordered to pay hii
attorney, Steve Yount, $400 in fees.
Bryant had been charged with
possession of cocaine and posses
sion with intent to sell and deliver
crack cocaine. At the sentencing
hearing last week, Officer Samek
presented an envelope containing
crack cocaine he said was seized
from Bryant during the arrest.
Judge Gore ordered that the sub
stance be destroyed by the Bruns
wick County Sheriff's Department.
Bryant was hired by the county
March 2, 1987, as a "B Well" water
treatment plant operator and earned
SI 6,632 per year.
It took about an hour for Assist
ant District Attorney Thomas Hicks
and the defense attorney to select a
jury to try the case, but upon return
ing from a lunch break last Tuesday
the defendant withdrew his not guil
ty plea.
Judge William C. Gore Jr. also
heard the following cases in Superi
or Court last week:
? Larry Oneal Register, 33, ot
Route 6, Whitcvillc, was sentenced
to two years, six months in jail after
pleading guilty to possession of
crack cocaine with intent to sell and
deliver. Register was arrested by
Shallottc Police Chief Rodney
Gausc on July 8 after 77 rocks of
crack cocainc were found in a vehi
cle the defendant was driving. Ac
cording to Gause's report. Register
also had in his possession 13 mari
juana cigarcttcs and 52,439 in cash.
Judge Gore ordered that the money
be turned over to the Brunswick
County Board of Education and that
the defendant not be eligible for
work release.
a Bryan Thomas Jackson of Leland
was given a three-year suspended
sentence and also given an addition
al active sentence of 30 days in jail
to be served in the Richmond Coun
ty Jail. Jackson pleaded guilty to as
sault inflicting serious injury. He
was also ordered to pay SI, 635 in
restitution to Hotte Realty of Leland
and S230 to Phil Guycr of Scacoast
Seafood. Judge Gore ordered that
he be given credit for 18 days spent
in jail and be given work release
from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.
? Barry Dale Almond, 21, of Gas
ton ia, was sentenced to two years in
prison, to run conscculivcly with a
sentence he is already serving. Al
mond pleaded guilty to unauthorized
use of a motor conveyance. He was
chargcd with having in his posses
sion a 1988 Harlcy Davidson motor
cyclc that was stolen from a Myrtle
Beach, S.C., man on June 9, 1990.
? Michacl Green of Lcland was
given a ihrcc-year suspended sen
tence and placed on four years' su
pervised probation after pleading
guilty to possession of stolen goods.
He was also ordered to pay Jones
Ford of Shallouc $9,900 in restitu
tion and not go on or about the car
lot. Green must serve 72 hours of
community service and pay S500 in
attorney fees.
a Don Cordcll Dry ant of Supply
was sentenced to four years in jail
after pleading guilty lo three counts
of possession with intent to sell anil
deliver cocaine. Judge Gore consol
idated the three charges for sentenc
ing. Each carried a possible maxi
mum of 10 years and a minimum of
three years in prison. Bryant was al
so ordered to pay 5700 in attorney
The Mary Jane C. HcwcU charg
ed with speeding 44 mph in a 35
mph zone, as listed in the published
court docket of the Feb. 7 issue of
The Brunswick Beacon, is not the
Mary Jane Caison Hcwctt of Route
1, Supply (Holdcn Beach area).
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