Bed Company Says Two Salesmen Are Frauds
BY TKRRY POPE
A Winnabow resident says a
Rcst-A-Maiic bed delivered to his
home was damaged and he wants
his SI. 692 back.
But the vice president of the com
pany says the salesmen who visited
the victim's home were not compa
ny employees and arc out to defraud
residents, Brunswick County Sher
iff's Deputy Steve Mason reported.
The victim says he answered a
newspaper ad in September and
agreed to buy a bed from two sales
men who visited his home. The me
chanical bed was delivered to the
Route I home in a U-Haul truck, in
Bill Taylor, vice president of
Rest-A-Matic. told the victim that
several people had been defrauded
by the suspects and that persons
were lucky to gel a bed from the
phony contracts. Mason reported.
The resident paid S9(X) by check
in September and S7^2 in cash upon
delivery and were told they could
get a refund it they were not pleased
w uh the bed. the report states.
The victim had called the Better
Business Bureau prior to receiving a
telephone call from Taylor, who not
ed that the suspects are also under
investigation in Harnett County.
The Brunswick County case re
mains under investigation.
In other reports on file at the sher
?Three sets of Christmas lights, val
ued at S47. were stolen off a fence
on Sunset Harbt* Road last Thurs
day. Dec. 19, reported tVputv Cathy
?A man has been charged for al
legedly shoplifting a SI. 69 pack of
batteries from Wilson's Supermarket
in Leland. The suspect. Terry Vance
Strickland, 26. of May fair Estates,
was brought before a magistrate
Friday and has a Jan. 23 court date,
?A Shallotte area woman discov
ered last Thursday. Dec. 19, that
someone had poured an unidentified
chemical across her porch and over
a car parked in her Iront yard, re
ported Deputy Phil Bryant.
?A Highland Hills resident's 1989
Chevrolet Bla/er, valued at S9.UK).
was stolen Sunday from Clairmont
Pla/a shopping center in Leland.
Mason reported. The keys were left
inside and the doors unlocked.
?Burglars took a S825 stereo sys
tem from a car parked at Ward's
Body Shop on N.C. 130 west of
Shallotte between Dec. 9 and IS. re
ported Deputy James Ingram.
?An answering machine, speakers,
stereo and television were stolen
from an Old Mill Road home in
I .eland Dec. 18, reported IX'puly
William Hewett. Damage to a door
?Someone poured water into a hie I
lank, causing damage to a furnace at
a Shallolle Point home Dcc. 18, re
?I wo chainsaws valued at $569
were stolen from a building on N.C.
87 at Mill Creek between Dcc. 11
and 15. reported Ms. Hamilton.
?Damage was listed at $200 to a
Ridgewood Village home on N.C.
4HV4. reported Deputy Patn Hewett.
The suspect tried to pry open a door
but did not gain entry.
?Someone hit two cars with rocks,
breaking the windshields, on N.C.
133 near Southport last Thursday,
reported Mason. Damage was esti
mated at S4(X> to each car. a 1985
Cadillac and a P>88 Ford.
?Appliances worth S7(M) were
stolen from a home on Old
Faycttevillc Road in Leland Friday,
reported Deputy Pete Moore.
Framing on a front door had been
?Five shotguns, two televisions, a
microwave and some Christmas
gifts were stolen from a Ml. Misery
Road home near Leland Friday,
?Someone broke into the former
Innovations office at Calabash Pla/a
between Dec. 16 and I4), reported
Bryant. A pry har was used to break
open a lock.
?l ive lamps, a television, jewelry
and oil heater were stolen from a
Ciray Mobile Home residence be
tween Dec. 14 and 20. reported
IX'puty Brian Sanders.
?l-'our men entered Riverside Res
taurant in Calabash Friday and told
diners that someone had just stolen a
mobile telephone from a ear in the
parking lot, Bryant reported. The
victim was from Calabash, and de
tectives have a suspect.
? The window of a school bus
parked on Lanvalc Road was shat
tered by BBs Sunday, reported
Deputy Richard DuVall.
?Someone entered a Benton Road
home near Bolivia between Dec . I
and 17 and took a shotgun valued at
S460, reported Deputy Charles
?A S250 video recorder was stolen
from a Leland home on Village
Road between Dec. 14 and 21, re
?Items worth $23,215 were stolen
from a Carolina Shores home
Friday, Ms. Hcwctt reported.
Missing are a revolver, jewelry and
PLEAS ENTERED IN MURDERS
Lakes Teen Gets Probation
A Boiling Spring Lakes teen-ager
who pleaded guilty to second-degree
murder in the shooung death of his
mother has been placed on intensive
probation by a Brunswick County
Superior Court judge.
in an unrelated case, a Wilming
ton man received two life sentences
alter he pleaded guilty to two counts
of second-degree murder in the
shooting death of a Bolivia couple in
James Vickery, 15. of Boiling
Spring Lakes will report to the
Union County Mental Health De
partment for an initial evaluation by
Jan. 9, Judge Narley Cashwell or
The defendant has been held in
the Juvenile Services Center at Cas
tle Haync since he was charged with
the crime in May.
His mother, Virginia Anderson of
Pierce Road, was found dead in her
home by Boiling Spring Lakes po
lice officers. She had been shot in
the head and her body locked in a
Vickery had apparently continued
to live in the home about a week af
ter the shooting occurred. Ms. An
derson's employers at Dosher Mem
orial Hospital in Southport grew
suspicious when she failed to report
l>ay Date A.M. P.M. A.M P.M.
Thurjdav 26 11:56 5:37 6:09
Friday 27 12:36 12:51 6:36 7:05
Saturday 28 1:36 1:47 7:3* 8:00
Sunday 29 2:34 2-44 8:40 8:57
Mojulav 30 3:34 3:42 9:40 9:51
Tuesday 31 4:28 4:37 10:37 10:42
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high tide, add 32 mm. low tide.
Are Closed Again
Shell! ishermen had only five clays
to harvest clams and oysters in ccr
Liin waters near Sunset Beach be
fore the area was closed again early
The N.C. Division of Marine
F isheries closed shellfishing in Jinks
Creek, Cotter Creek and the Big
Narrows east of the Sunset Beach
causeway on Monday.
The state had temporarily opened
the area to fishermen last
Wednesday due to satisfactory shell
fish and water samples.
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Cashwcll sentenced Vickery to 15
years in prison, suspended the sen
tence and placed him on five years'
intensive probation. Vickery 's attor
ney, Michael Ramos, and the district
attorney's office agreed to the sen
tence handed down Friday.
Vickery was also ordered to not
use or possess any illegal drugs or
controlled substances and to reside
with Eddie Gardner, a relative, dur
ing the probationary period. Ramos
introduced several letters from
Gardner's employers and family in
Union County staung that Gardner
would offer a stable environment for
Vickery must remain a lull-time
student or be gainfully employed,
submit to warrantless searches and
remain on curfcw to be determined
by his Union County probation offi
Erwin Lang Malpass, 20, of the
Remington community in New
Hanover County, pleaded guilty to
two counts of second-degree murder
in the shooting deaths of William
Carl Willcis and Vanessa Willcts of
Danford Road in Bolivia.
Cashwcll sentenced Malpass to
two consecutive life sentences, of
which he must serve 40 years before
becoming eligible for parole.
Malpass had been charged with
two counts of first-degree murder
for the shooting deaths but had those
charges reduced in exchange for
Mrs. Willcts was found dead in
the yard with a gunshot wound in
her back. Willcts was found on the
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