Agents with the North Carolina Department of Insurance have charged a Wilmington man with embezzling thousands of dollars from his clients during an 18-month period while working as an insurance agent.
William Kohler Jr. is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jeff Lowe, a repo man who was towing Kohler’s truck away from his house when he was shot and killed. Kohler said it was pitch black outside, and he thought he was being robbed.
“It’s usable, but barely, because it’s so damaged from being run over," said Blakley about his prosthetic leg. “I guess I will use it until it breaks, and whenever it breaks, I’ll move to crutches or a wheelchair.”
A WECT investigation of court records and transcripts reveal court-appointed attorneys, assistant district attorneys and a judge went out of their way in Chauncy Askew and Raheem Davis' prior criminal cases to help them succeed.
“He didn’t do it,” Green's attorney said. “He wasn’t there. He doesn’t know what happened. He is completely innocent of the charges he was convicted of. He has admitted and taken responsibility for the things he did do and if he served time for those things he would have been out 15 years ago."
Cpl. Lee Alsbrooks received the Colonel’s Appreciation Award during a 10 a.m. award ceremony hosted by the State Highway Patrol in Raleigh. Following the ceremony, Alsbrooks received a standing ovation.
According to a news release from the District Attorney's Office, Harold Swindell, 48, of Clarkton, was convicted of second-degree murder and possession of firearm by a felon following a jury trial in Bladen County Superior Court. Swindell received a sentence of 26-33 years in prison.
The Wilmington Police Department on Monday announced arrests of several people, some validated gang members, linked to some of the two dozen shootings across the city that have left at least six people injured over the last two weeks.
The mother of the first suspect charged in the “cold-blooded” murder of Trooper Kevin Conner last month tipped off investigators about the name of the second suspect, an unsealed search warrant revealed on Wednesday.