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Shallotte, North Ccrolina, Thursday, May 2, 1991
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Belville Man Faces
REPORT OUTLINES ALLEGED ABUSE
Additional Charges Of Cruelty To Animals
BY TERRY POPK
A Belvillc motel owner will stand trial
this month on multiple charges of animal
cruelty following a raid last Tuesday in
which officers seized more than 300 ani
When news of the raid bccamc public,
county residents responded with shock and
"There are about five cages of pitiful
Pekingese in there," said Sammy Ganey, a
volunteer who was helping tend the animals
being held at the Brunswick County Animal
Shelter last Thursday. "When you see them,
it'll bring tears to your eyes, no matter how
strong a man you are."
Albert Sidney Boney, 48, was released
from the Brunswick County Jail last week
after posting SI, 500 bond on a charge of
cruelty to animals. He will stand trial in
Brunswick County District Court May 13.
Tuesday afternoon Boney was charged
with 15 additional counts of cruelty to ani
mals and 14 counts of failing to vaccinate
dogs following an investigation by District
Attorney Rex Gore's office, said Brunswick
County Animal Control Supervisor Zelma
Each count of cruelty to animals carries a
maximum fine of SI, 500 and a sentence of
up to one year in jail.
Armed with a search warrant, Brunswick
County sheriff's detectives and animal con
trol officers entered the Town and Country
Motel on Main Street in Belvillc last
Tuesday, seizing 288 birds, five mice, 14
dogs and four cats from Boney 's two-story
apartment at the Town and Country Motel.
Boney was also charged with misde
meanor possession of marijuana and posses
sion of drug paraphernalia after detectives
found a small amount of the drug in a bed
room, said Sheriff's Lt. David Crocker.
STAFF PHOTO BY TtllltY POPE
SAMMY GANEY holds one of 13 Pekingese dogs taken from the Town and Country Motel in Belville. A Inland native,
Ganey began collecting food for the dogs from area businesses.
Not First Complaint
According to an investigative report filed
by Ms. Babson, last week's arrest camc
some seven years after the first citizci com
plaints were filed against Boney and his pet
operation. It outlines the alleged abuse of
animals under the care of the defendant.
Ms. Babson filed the report with
Brunswick County Magistrate Martha
Bryant in obtaining a search warrant of the
Boney apartment and business last Tuesday.
It lists six reported eases of alleged ani
mal abuse investigated by the Brunswick
County Health Department's animal control
office at the Boney establishment dating
back to February 1984. No charges were
filed against Boney until last week.
Environmental Health Supervisor John
Crowder said charges were not filed from
those earlier inspections because "no con
clusive evidence existed at that time."
"They were different animals under dif
ferent situations," Crowder said. "We fol
low up on any complaint we receive."
Ms. Babson also said her office never re
ceived enough evidence or obtained neces
sary witnesses to press charges. Instead,
Boney would be instructed to clean up the
animal cages and to care for the pets, she
"Each time, he'd clean it up," said Ms.
Babson, "but it would never stay that way."
Ms. Babson wrote the following after in
specting the Boney residence on Feb. 16,
1984: "All starving and total lack of care to
include the following: No medical attention
to the animals, lack of food and inappropri
ate (sic) sanitary conditions."
It was the condition of 13 Pekingese dogs
seized during last week's raid that shocked
some county residents who began collecting
food donations to help care for the animals.
Ms. Babson said one dog died after being
taken to the Brunswick County Animal
Control shelter in Supply.
Many of the dogs had long wads of mat
ted fur trailing beneath them. Others could
barely walk on their hind legs.
"We're trying to save them," said Ms.
Babson. 'The dogs, basically, and a few of
the birds arc in bad shape."
During an inspection at the Boney motel
on Sept. 24, 1987, Ms. Babson reported see
ing a black and tan Dobcrman, three to four
months old, in a cagc off the ground. The
cage, she said, was too small for the animal.
Boney was advised to clean the cage and
(See BELVILLE, Page 2-A)
Public Hearing Reveals Wide Split Over
County's New Subdivision Ore
BY TERRY POPE
It took Brunswick County 10
years to draft a new subdivision or
dinance. It took just an hour at a
public hearing Monday for some
developers and residents to realize
just how divided they stand on the
Several county residents spoke in
favor of the ordinance, but local de
velopers who spoke Monday op
posed the new requirements.
"This is not 1891; it's 1991," said
Shell Point resident Bob Black. "We
believe in planned development."
Black's comments set the tone for
local residents who attended the
public hearing held by both the
Brunswick County Planning Board
" The board has not closed the door on
this issue. I really don't want people to
think that we're through with our work."
? David Clegg
and county commissioners.
However, local developers were
speaking a different language.
'The end result will be a slow
down or a shutdown of develop
ment," said Dean Walters, develop
er of Sea Trail Plantation at Sunset
Beach. "Basic standards, yes. These
subdivision ordinances, no."
Bill Would Give ABC Systems
Year To Resolve Differences
Rep. David Redwine plans to in
troduce a bill he said he hopes will
create "wiggling room" so that
ABC systems operated by Bruns
wick County and 10 municipalities
within the county can work out their
differences during the coming year.
His bill will limit the Brunswick
County ABC Board from establish
ing a county-operated ABC store
within 7 miles of the limits of any
city or town which operates an
ABC store of its own.
The bill would automatically ex
pire or "sunset" July 1992, said
Redwine. It is being drafted now
and will be a committee substitute
for a "blank" bill introduced before
the local bill deadline.
Initially four municipalities ?
Southport, Yaupon Beach, Long
Beach and Boiling Spring Lakes ?
sent Redwine resolutions asking for
such a ban after the county an
nounced plans to locate an ABC
store in River Run Shopping Center,
at the intersection of N.C. 133 and
N.C. 211 at Southport. Officials in
those towns % complained that the
county store would draw customers
? and revenue ? from their stores.
The county ABC board asked the
state to put on hold its request for a
second store "until further notice."
It plans to meet with a representa
tive from the Forsyth County ABC
Board to discuss how that county
system recently merged its munici
pally-operated ABC systems.
Since then Redwine said he has
received similar resolutions from
virtually all 10 towns in Brunswick
County that have ABC systems of
Redwine said he has talked with
local ABC officials and hopes the
move will allow them time to settle
"If I made the bill permanent the
towns might think they had no rea
son to talk further with the county,"
he said. "It's a compromise that
gives everybody a little wiggle
room and a year to discuss the prob
lem in an atmosphere where no one
The towns have a year without
the challenge of a county store lo
cating nearby, while the county
would not be restricted from estab
lishing stores in what Redwine
called "underserved" areas.
Alternatives the two groups could
consider include merging into a sin
gle system or remaining as is, with
separate systems, he said. "Or
maybe somebody will come up with
one better than those two."
While a county ABC system
must operate at least one store, there
is no law that limits the number of
stores it may operate.
Both men received applause from
ihcir own supporters. The public
hearing showed both boards just how
much of a two-sided issue the new
subdivision ordinance has become.
The planning board will take the
comments and suggestions back to
its May 15 meeting, at 7:30 p.m.,
for another workshop.
"If you're really interested in this
ordinance, then attend that meet
ing," planning board member
Alfonza Roach told the audience of
nearly 50 people just as the meeting
Following the meeting. County
Manager David Clegg responded to
comments made by some speakers
that implied the county had already
reached its decision on the ordi
nance. He has studied a list of 31
points raised by local developers,
written suggestions presented prior
to the hearing.
"I really want to go back and
look at all 31 items," Clegg said.
"The board has not closed the door
on this issue. I really don't want
people to think that we're through
with our work."
The county's present subdivision
ordinance was adopted in June 1980
and does not address requirements
for water and sewer systems, roads
paved to N.C. Department of
Transportation standards or provi
sions for planned unit develop
"It's people like myself that come
here to retire that's getting ripped
off," said Ed Hardin of Carolina
Hardin said the streets in his sub
division might never be paved be
cause paving roads to DOT stan
dards was not a requirement of the
"It'll never be free and clear," he
added. 'There should be a set of
rules or something for these people
coming in here."
His neighbor, William McAbee,
"It'll cost us much more money
down the line to keep that road up."
McAbee told the two boards.
After reading the ordinance.
Calabash developer Kemp Causey
said he didn't understand the coun
ty's interpretation of a public street.
"I really don't quite see why Big
Brother will want to interfere with
private enterprise," Causey said.
"No longer can you develop lots for
a couple thousand dollars."
Coastal Retreat resident Noah
Miller said his primary concern is
requiring developers to maintain
streets and roads to DOT standards.
(See HEARING, Page 2-A)
STAFF PHOTO BY DOUG RLTTTER
Clear For Takeoff
A seagull lakes off from a piling on the Calabash River Monday
evening, perhaps spoiling dinner in the waters below.
One Charged In Kidnapping Out On Bond; Another Held
BY TERRY POPE
One of two men charged with the
kidnapping of a telephone repair
woman outside of Shallotte last
week has been released on S3, 000
A second suspect is still being
held in the Brunswick County Jail
under $200,000 bond.
James Wayne Smith, 48, and
Thomas Pendleton Carr, 38, both of
Wilmington, were arrested last
week and charged by the Brunswick
County Sheriff's Department with
first-degree kidnapping, felonious
larceny of a vehicle and larceny of a
Both men are accused of kidnap
ping a woman at gunpoint as she
worked on a telephone cable along
U.S. 17 across from the Shallotte
Township District Park. They were
also charged with the larceny of the
woman's work van and a .22-caiiber
rifle that was allegedly taken from
the vehicle, said Brunswick County
Sheriff's Detective Gary Shay.
Shay said the woman, from Wash
ington, N.C., was a subcontractor for
Atlantic Telephone Membership
Corp. and was working on the lines
last Monday, April 22, when she was
approachcd by two men.
"They asked her if she knew
what she was doing," Shay said.
"She turned around and found a gun
pointed at her and was instructed to
get into her vehicle."
The men allegedly took her to a
wooded area between N.C. 904 and
N.C. 130 near Exum, made her strip
off her clothes and then asked her to
perform oral sex. When she refused,
the men told her to put her clothes
back on, tied her hands and feet with
tape and tied her to a tree. Shay said.
After the men left, she managed
to escape and called for help from a
nearby bait and tackle shop on the
Columbus and Brunswick County
border, he said.
Brunswick County Sheriff's offi
cers, assisted by New Hanover
County Sheriff's Department offi
cers, arrested the two men around
1:50 p.m. last Wednesday at the Go
Gas store on Village Road in Lc
land. Detective Gene Caison's re
"It was absolutely super the way
the arrest went down," said Shay.
The victim wasn't harmed or
physically assaulted, he said.
Carr cooperated with authorities
and received a lower bond. He
made a first appearance in Bruns
wick County District Court Monday