Leiand Store Manager Cut In Scuffle
II V IKRRY POPK
Charges have been filed against a
I .eland man who allegedly cul a
store manager Saturday alter a cash
ier refused to sell the customer
Fredrick Wayne Ganey, 30, of
Route 3. was charged with assault
with a deadly weapon with intent to
kill inflicting serious injury and hin
dering and delaying an arrest, ac
cording to a report filed by Bruns
wick County Sherill 's Deputy Steve
According to Mason, Hill's Food
Store Manager Steven T. Farmer re
ceived a 3 1/2- to 4-inch cul on the
throat in the incident that happened
around S:30 p.m.
Farmer reported that Ganey was
allegedly intoxicated when he at
tempted to purvhasc some beer, thus
a clerk refused to sell it to him. the
Hie suspect then allegedly pulled
a large pocket knife oui and swung
ii at Farmer, who was cut on the
right side of the throat. Mason re
Farmer attempted to ward oil the
alleged attack until deputies arrived.
Witnesses told deputies that the
suspect had allegedly slammed
something on the counter. He then
pulled out a knife when Farmer ap
proached. telling the manager. "You
want some of this?"
In other reports on li'e at the
?Someone tossed a brick through a
window at the Gold and Silver Con
nection in Calabash last Tuesday,
June 25. and stole about S4.436 in
jewelry, reported Lt. Donnell Mar
lowe. who is still working the case.
Store owner Mike Abushakru re
ported five bracelets were uiken
from the store.
?A bank bag containing S2.583 was
reported missing from Jones Variety
Store in Lcland Saturday. Assistant
Manager Marie Strickland told De
puty Brian Sanders she left the of
fice to gi\e change to cashiers at the
front of the store. When she return
ed. die bag had been removed from
?A four-wheel motorbike was stol
en from a Brierwood home near
Shallotte last week, reported Deputy
George Stanley. The bike is valued
at SI, 500.
?A 12-year-old boy said last Thurs
day that he found two bicycles hid
den in the woods near Mayfair
Estates in Lcland. reported Deputy
Randy Robinson. The bikes are val
ued at S200.
?Thieves broke into a Bricklanding
home south of Shallotte last Friday
and look a telescope, radio, cooler.
uiilitv trailer, lawn mower, tools and
rods ami reels, reported Deputy
?A Route i. Supply, home was bur
glarized between June 20-27, re
ported Deputy Wendell Bennett. A
SI, (XX) garden nllcr was taken.
?A United Slates Hag was among die
items stolen from a Sea Pines home,
reported Bennett on Sunday. A gun.
microwave oven and television, all
valued at S 1 . 1 *4, were also taken.
?Suspects entered a home on N.(\
X7 near Southport Friday and look a
television and shotgun valued at
S860, reported Deputy Georgia
Phelps. The suspects entered
through a side door.
?Someone pried open a door at a
Dogwood Road home Friday and
left with a Kiltie of coins, jeweliy,
knife and video cassette tapes, all
valued at $965, reported Sanders.
?A motorist threw a beer can out
the window of a car and hit a pedes
trian on Stone Chimney Road Satur
day near Ocean Trails II subdivi
sion, reported Ms. Phelps. The vie
lint, taken to the hospital lor treat
ment. did not know the suspects.
?Two homes in Buccaneer Hills
North were burglarized during the
past three weeks. In both incidents,
damage was reported but no items
were taken. Damage was estimated
at SI4S to a back di>or in one break
in and S5(X) to another home, re
?A woman whose car broke down
on Midway Road near Bolivia last
Wednesday, J une 2ft, returned to get
her l*>78 Pontiac the next day. only
someone had stolen the car. report
ed Bennett. "IT?o car was valued at
?Thieves entered a Maple Creek
home sometime between June 9-28
and took the victim's washer and
dryer, shelves, groceries, rods and
reels, dishes, lawn mower, wccdcat
cr. cooler and tools, reported Dcpu
(\ Vf .tlllUII t iv**VU> I IIIVU'V I ? ? tkal'iV
Creek home was broken into be
tween June 16-28. Taken was an es
timated $760 in In nil (urc and tools.
?A car parked at a Big Neck Road
nightclub received Sl.lXX) in dam
age Friday alter someone threw an
object that struck the hood, reported
Deputy She I ton Caison.
?An air conditioner was removal
Iroin a window at Ma and fa's
Country Kitchen near Seaside last
Ihursday. enabling the suspects to
enter the building. Missing are $83
in cash, 15 cartons of cigarettes val
ued at SI SO and a donation jar con
taining S25. reported Deputy Phil
?A television set valued at S480 anil
video recorder valued at S48<) were
taken from a Calabash home be
tween June 15-29. reported Bryant.
?A computer keyboard and two
video recorders, all valued at
SI, 1 12. were taken from a Sea
Village home at Route 5, Shallottc,
?Charges will not be filed against a
suspect that cut a Route 7. Shallottc,
man on the abdomen Friday night.
The victim, who refused to identify
the suspect or to press ch^i^cs W2S
at his residence talking with his
girlfriend when the man approachcd
with a knife, Ms Phelps reported.
?A boat and motor valued at SI, 000
was stolen from a Route 1, Shallot
tc, home between June 4-28, Bryant
STAFF PHOTO BY DOUG PUTTER
Hunter Receives Plaque
Shallotte Police Del. Tom Hunter (second from left) received a plaque last week from the N.C. Justice
Academy for completing a .170-hour course in criminal investigation. Ilunter is one of 26 law enforce
ment officers in the state and the only officer in Brunswick County to complete the course. Also pic
tured (from left) are Hunter's son, Officer Danny Hunter; Shallotte Police Chief Rodney Gause and
Mayor Sarah Tripp.
Teen To Be Tried As Adult In Murder Of His Mother
A Boiling Spring Lakes teen ac
cused of killing his mother will face
trial as an adult.
A Brunswick County District
Court judge has ruled that James
Vickery, 15, should stand trial on
first-degree murder charges, said
District Attorney Rex Gore.
Vickery is accused of shooting his
mother, Virginia Anderson, 44, of
Fierce Road. Her body was found by
Boiling Spring Lakes police officers
on May 21 after they went to the
home to investigate why she had not
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Ms. Anderson was employed by
Doshcr Memorial Hospital in
Southport. Her body is believed to
have been inside the home a week
before officers, who noticed a foul
odor coming from inside, asked to
scarch ih* house.
An autopsy indicated she had
been shot in the head.
Under state law, the maximum
punishment prosecutors can seek in
the case is life in prison, said Gore.
Defendants under 17 at the time
of a crime cannot receive the death
sentence, he said.
Last week, a Brunswick County
grand jury indicted Vickcry on a
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