Two Wilmington, North Carolina sisters, say they were nearly killed by a white couple last Wednesday, July 14, at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.
Jasmine Evans, 29, and her sister, 25-year-old Nadia Evans, tells The North Carolina Beat that in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 14, around 5 A.M., they went to Wrightsville Beach at the Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier for meditation and to watch the sunrise. When they got to the beach, the two sisters said they put down a burgundy blanket on the sand and placed their shoes, phone, and keys on it while they meditate. When the sisters stepped away for meditation near the water, they turned around and noticed two individuals near their belongings.
Jasmine and Nadia said they wondered what the two were doing, so they walked up and asked what was going on.
When we walked up and asked them what was going on, they immediately started saying “what’s this shit, what’s this shit”, Jasmine and Nadia said.
The two individuals have been identified as Jack Andrew McLoughlin, 22 of Wilmington, NC and his girlfriend, Danielle Mackenzie Bull, 19 of Greensboro, North Carolina.
Jasmine and Nadia said that both, Jack and Danielle appeared to be highly intoxicated, on drugs, or both.
A video obtained by The North Carolina Beat appears to show whom the two sisters say is Jack and Danielle, drunk.
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The sisters said that Jack and his girlfriend, Danielle, told them that they thought their burgundy blanket was a “squid,”( an elongated, fast-swimming cephalopod mollusk with ten arms (technically, eight arms and two long tentacles), typically able to change color.)
We told them that our blanket was not a squid, obviously, and we asked them to back up from our belongings and leave us alone, the sisters said.
After the two sisters asked Jack and Danielle to back up from their belongings, and leave them alone, the couple refused.
They started dancing around being nonchalant, not listening, refusing to leave us alone, the sisters said. It’s 5 AM in the morning, it’s plenty of room on the beach and they just would not leave us alone.
Jasmine and Nadia said, after they continued asking the couple to leave them alone, Jack made a comment to them saying, “y’all don’t even live here,” to which the sisters responded, asking him, “how do you know we don’t live here.”
We are natives to Wilmington, North Carolina, the sisters said. Born and raised.
When the couple walked off from the sisters, Jack kept saying slick things out of his mouth, the sisters said. So, Nadia asked him “what did you say”, and Nadia said that’s when Jack kicked her in the face. Nadia said she yelled for her sister Jasmine, and when Jasmine came, Jack fought Jasmine, and as she fought back he choked her unconscious.
Nadia said that after Jack knocked her sister Jasmine out, he grabbed her around her neck with one hand and used the other to put his hand around her mouth and nose so she couldn’t breathe, all while telling her to “shut up” as she was crying out for someone to come and help. Next, Nadia said that Jack started beating her and tried to smoosh her face in the sand to suffocate her. She said she repeatedly asked Jack to get off her because she could not breathe, and he would not let up. Nadia said she was fighting for her life.
After Jack had enough of trying to kill Nadia, he and his girlfriend took off running, leaving Nadia brutally beaten and her sister Jasmine unconscious.
I got up and tried to wake my sister up, Nadia said. I tried slapping her, doing mouth to mouth, lifting her head and I got no response until she was able to utter for me to call 911.
Nadia frantically called 911 for help.
The sisters said Wrightsville Beach Police Department responded with no sirens, and when they arrived, they acted as if the two had not just been assaulted and as if their injuries were not visible.
They arrived and they kind of just asked us what happened and what was going on, the sisters said. They were like “we see that you have some abrasions, and scratches on your face.” It didn’t seem like they took our attack seriously.
Jasmine and Nadia were transported to a local hospital for their injuries. They said that before they left the scene, the officers told them that a detective would meet them at the hospital to file a police report about the assault, but the sisters say no police officer or detective came and spoke to them.
On Monday, when The North Carolina Beat contacted the sisters, they had to call us back because they were at the Wrightsville Beach Police Department filing a police report.
How is it that six days later, these two sisters had to go to the police department to file a police report because the officers who responded to their assault call on Wednesday didn’t think it was necessary to file one, which is the protocol?
During our investigation about this incident, we found that Jack had been arrested and charged for assaulting his girlfriend, Danielle Bull. The same woman who was with him when he allegedly tried to kill Nadia and her sister, Jasmine.
On May 01, 2021, Danielle filed charges against Jack, claiming that he assaulted her and strangled her. He was arrested on May 06, 2021, and I am sure that he is currently in violation of his bond conditions of release. Because he does not suppose to be anywhere near or in contact directly or indirectly with the victim (prosecuting witness).
Tuesday, The North Carolina Beat spoke with Jack’s mother, Lisa Stio McLoughlin who said that she doesn’t believe her son attacked the sisters and that she stands by her son unless proven otherwise.
I don’t believe my son attacked these women, Lisa said.
Lisa said that the only thing that her son told her was that he and his girlfriend was attacked by Jasmine and Nadia.
This mother believes that her son is innocent, even with pending charges against him for beating his own girlfriend, Danielle.
While discussing the pending charges against her son, Lisa said that Danielle went to a court hearing Tuesday (today), despite the next court date on September 02, 2021, and admitted to the courts that she was lying and the charges against her son Jack were dropped. We looked up the court records at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday (today), and the charges against Jack are still pending.
Even if Danielle’s charges against her boyfriend Jack were dismissed and she dismissed them, often, that’s what domestic violence victims do. Their abuser threatens them, punishes them, and tries to manipulate and control them. So, they will go to the district attorney and ask for the charges to be dismissed.
Detective Trevor Greene with the Wrightsville Beach Police Department says that this assault is ongoing, and from his understanding, this was a simple affray. But of course, we see this very often, where the police never believe the victim when they are black and the suspect is white.
Jasmine and Nadia said they are sad, hurt, and traumatize that this happened to them, and they want Jack charged and arrested.
When it happened, I knew I was dead. It was unreal, definitely sickening, and traumatizing, Jasmine said. To this day, we are traumatized and cannot stop thinking about what happened to us.