STAff PHOTO BY DOUG tUTTlR STATE TROOPER W.H. Thompson examines a motorcycle in volved in an accident on U.S. 17 south of Shallotte Monday after noon. A motorcyclist was injured when the bike and pickup truck collided. The trooper's report wasn't available Tuesday. Car Overturns Near Leland An Ohio resident was charged with careless and reckless driving alter he apparently fell asleep at the wheel of a car, causing it to run off the highway and overturn last Thursday, May 14. Douglas A. Monger, 20, of Canton, Ohio, was traveling north on U.S. 17 about 2.9 miles south of Lcland when his 1987 Dodge ran onto the median, struck a ditch cul vert and overturned. State Trooper D.A. Lewis reported. The car uprighted itself after overturning oncc, Lewis noted. Monger and a passenger in his car. Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Nutter, 22, of Camp Lcjcunc, both received class B injuries, which arc labeled serious but not incapacitating, Lewis reported. They were taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington by ambulance follow ing the 2:30 a.m. accident. Damage was estimated at S4.500 to the car and S20 to a road marker owned by the N.C. Department of Transportation. Leiand Man Refiles Lawsuit Against Sheriff's Deputies A Leland man who claims Bruns wick County sheriffs deputies broke his arm and refused him med ical treatment during an arrest has refiled a lawsuit against the officers in Brunswick County Superior Court. Edward Noble Jr., 62, filed suit May 12. He is seeking in excess of S 10,000 in damages and asks that a jury decide the case. An original lawsuit that made the same allegations was voluntarily dismissed in court last year because of a technicality, said Noble's attor ney, David Ford of Long Beach. Named in the latest lawsuit are Deputies Gene Browning, Detective Kenneth Messer, Deputy Timothy J. McGinn and Sheriff John Can Davis. Noble claims that on July 16, 1989. Browning and Messer, who was a deputy at the lime, grabbed Noble from behind and twisted his arms until he heard the bones break ing. The plaintiff alleges that he was on private property, "engaged in a heated discussion with a neighbor," when officers arrived. Messer is ac cused of coming onto the property, without a warrant and not in uni form, and directing Noble to go home. Noble drove to his home and was walking toward his house when Deputy McGinn arrived in his patrol car, the complaint states, and ad vised that he was placing Noble un der arrest. The lawsuit says Noble told the deputy that he had broken no law and proceeded toward his house but was grabbed from behind by Browning and Messer. The men then twisted Noble's arm until Noble heard bones breaking, ii slates. Noble was handcuffed and trans ported to the Brunswick County Jail in Deputy McGinn's vehicle and kept in jail for two hours before he was released for medical treatment, it stales. After seeking treatment it was learned that Noble had suffered mul tiple breaks in his left arm, it claims. He was required to wear a cast for six months, suffered permanent damage in the arm and has been un able to work, the complaint alleges. When Noble asked the deputies to stop twisting the arm, they contin ued to do so, it contends. At Noble's trial, the officers un der oath "admitted that they heard the bones breaking in the plaintiff's arm and continued to twist his arm and when asked why they had done so stated they didn't know," it states. Noble was charged with resisting and obstructing a public officer and found guilty in Brunswick County District Court His attorney, David Stanley, appealed the decision to Brunswick Superior Court where on Oct. 11, 1989, a jury found Noble not guilty, according to documents on file at the Brunswick County Clerk of Court's office. The lawsuit also claims that the officers treated Noble in a rough manner by pushing, shoving and striking him unnecessarily resulting in the injuries. The actions while taking Noble into custody resulted in excessive force and deprived him of constitutional rights under the 14th amendment, it continues. The suit is seeking in excess of $10,000 for damages, attorney fees, a jury trial and that the defendants pay court costs. North Student Pleads Guilty To Having Knife On Campus A 17-year-old ninth grader at Noah Brunswick High School was found guilty May 14 in Brunswick County District Court of taking a weapon to school. Nakin Genoa Baldwin, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Baldwin of Leland, pleaded guilty to charges brought on March 18 by North Brunswick High School Assistant Principal Michael Brown that he had brought to school a pistol-shaped knife, a vi olation of school policy. According to court records, Baldwin's tcacher, Mike Hooks, was informed by another student that the youth had a gun on his per son. Hooks advised Principal Robert Harris and they isolated Baldwin in the school parking lot and asked for it. The student surrendered the knife to Harris and Brown took the matter to the magistrate. Following his appearance in court Thursday ?nd a plea of guilty to charges of weapon possession in school, Baldwin received from District Judge Jerry Jolly a prayer for judgment continued upon his payment of court costs. "The student was very coopera tive," he said. "Another student had told Mr. Hooks the boy had a gun, and when his class was doing an ac tivity outside, we just called him over and asked about it. He gave it to us right away, a knife shaped like a gun. We didn't want to be punitive about it, so he just had to pay court costs, about S55, and it won't be on his record." Harris said this was the first inci dent of a weapon discovered on a stu dent so far this year. State law has al ways considered weapon possession in schools a misdemeanor, but only last fall did the Brunswick County Board of Education adopt a policy re inforcing this law, requiring princi pals to turn students in violation over to law enforcement officers instead of leaving it an optional procedure. A first offense in possessing a weapon in school is to result in hav ing it confiscated, the student being suspended forlO days and parent and student attending a conference with the principal before reluming to school. On the second offense, the stu dent would have a long-term sus pension and third offense would re sult in expulsion. William Turner, assistant superin tendent of auxiliary services, said he believes the new policy has had an impact on the county high schools. "It makes an impression to be tak en to the Sheriffs Department," he said, "and it's an inconvenience for parents to have to come and get them." CRIME REPORT W ould-Be Larceny Victim Surprises Intruder A Lei and woman came home just in lime to avoid becoming a larceny statistic Saturday night when she ap parently surprised a thief in the act of stealing her microwave oven. According to a report filed by Brunswick County Sheriffs Deputy Brian L. Sanders, the woman said she had left her home on Green Loop Road Saturday morning. She returned with her brother-in-law at around 10:35 p.m. and noticed that the sliding glass door at the rear of the house was open. Looking around outside they no ticed someone standing behind a tree near the house. The brother-in-law yelled and the person ran off into the nearby woods, Sanders reported. The two went into the house and found that the intruder had apparent ly entered through the sliding door, picked up the woman's television set and placed it near the door. While searching the area where the thief had been standing, they found the woman's microwave oven be neath the tree, the report said. A five-speed girl's bicycle that had been leaning against the house also was reported missing. The val ue of the bicycle was not noted. In other reports on file at the sher iff s department: ?Thieves broke into two buildings on DuPont Co. property in Leland Thursday night. Deputy Richard Du Vall reported. Friday morning, workers discov ered a broken hasp and lock on a storage building and found that a soft drink machine had been forced open and an unspecified amount of change removed. Damage to the ma chine was estimated at S500. They also found that the rear win dow on a Service America building at the site had been broken and a change machine forced open. About S300 was removed, the report said. Damage was estimated at SI ,000. ?Deputy J.M. Adams reported that a 1974 model 25 hp Johnson outboard motor was taken from the side of a home on N.C. 179 in Sunset Beach Saturday night. The owner indicated that the thief had also tried to re move a second outboard from his boat, causing S75 damage. The stolen motor was valued at S800. ?Sometime in the past month a 19 inch portable television and five dol lars in cash were removed from a mobile home in Fiddlers Cove on Oxpcn Road, Deputy Cathy Ham ilton reported. The owner returned to the residence Friday to find the front door pried open and the dead bolt lock broken. The television set was valued at S389. There was an estimated S270 damage to the door and lock. ?A television was also stolen from a mobile home during a break-in sometime in the past month at Fish erman's Village, Ms. Hamilton re ported. A neighbor called the home owner and left a message that the front door had been kicked in. The value of the TV was estimated at S350. Also taken was a lounge chair valued at SI 5. ?Someone tried to break into the Carolina Freight warehouse at Lin coln Industrial Park in Leland Sunday. According to Deputy Pete Moore's report, an employee found that a rear bay dcx>r had been pried open about 18 inches, but nothing appeared to have been stolen. No es timate of the damage was given. ?A mobile home owner in Sunset Beach reported to Deputy Adams Sunday evening that a a water pump had been stolen from outside the res idence over the weekend. No cost estimate was listed. ?A pint of whiskey and a jar of coins were stolen during a break-in at a mobile home in Supply reported to Deputy Becky McDonald Friday. Returning to the residence after more than a week's abscncc, the owner found that someone had un screwed a rear window, reached in side and pried the hasp off the door. An estimated S75 in coins and five dollars worth of liquor were taken. Damage to the door was estimated at S50. ?A brass shower head valued at S75 was reported stolen Thursday even ing from a home under construction on Wild Azalea Way in St. James Plantation. Ms. Hamilton reported that the owner went to the house at around 10:30 p.m. and found the item missing from the master bath room. There was no forced entry as the unfinished house could not be locked. ?The owner of a mobile home on Brooks Avenue in Seaside returned AT ASH BRING HOME THfftBEACON On Sale At ASH GROCERY CORNER STORE LONG'S GENERAL STORE RENY'SANYOLD THING WACCAMAW MINI-MART Reward Offered In Murder A $5,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an ar rest and conviction of the person who killed a Wilmington school teacher, whose badly-dccomposed body was found in Brunswick County April 28. Charlene Page Thigpen, 24, had been missing since Feb. 27 when her body was discovered lying beneath a discarded sofa off of Saw Mill Road (S.R. 1425) near the small town of Sandy Creek in northern Brunswick County. Brunswick County Sheriff John Carr Davis said Monday he had learned Gov. Jim Martin has offered the reward. Davis had requested the reward money the day the body was found by workers clearing debris beneath a power line. Officers arc treating the case as a homicide that occurred in Bruns wick County. The Myrtle Grove Middle School teacher was last seen at a convenience store in February where her vehicle was left parked. An autopsy performed in April has revealed no clues as to how the victim died, said Davis. Persons with any information in the case should call the Brunswick County Sheriffs Department, 253-4321 or 1-800-672-6379. after several months absence to find that lights and a windows on the res idence had apparently been shot out with a pellet gun, deputy Adams re ported. The vandals also pulled sid ing and insulation from the side of the home. There was no damage es timate reported. ?A "suspicious" mattress fire caused nearly S4.000 in smoke dam age to a house on Cumbcc Road in Supply Saturday, Ms. Hamilton re ported. The sister of the homeowner came to the house at around 5:15 p.m. and found that the door was un locked and that someone had set fire to the bed. The cause of the fire was not determined. Officers Seize 50 Marijuana Plants Brunswick County sheriff's d cputics seized 50 marijuana planis valued at 5105,000 during April, ac cording to the department's monthly activity report. 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