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Suspected Gang Member Arrested at High School Basketball Game

WILMINGTON, N.C. : February 25th, 2014 - The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers arrested a male juvenile last night at the New Hanover-Ashley High School basketball game.  Deputies were approached by a juvenile from New Hanover High stating that his cell phone had been stolen.  
Deputies confronted the suspect who failed to cooperate with deputies. Deputies noticed what appeared to be a cell phone in the pants pocket of the suspect.
The deputies attempted to search the suspect at which time he resisted. Deputies then detained the suspect and moved him to a secure office due to the large crowd that began to form.  
Once inside the office the Deputies searched the suspect where they found the stolen phone, heroin and a loaded .22 caliber pistol.  
The juvenile was taken into custody, and a juvenile petition was completed. He was charged with possession of heroin and possession of a firearm on campus.
The victim declined to prosecute for the stolen phone. The juvenile was turned into juvenile services center.
Source: New Hanover County Sheriff's Department.