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ONLY ON 3: Deputy Sloan fired after prostitution arrest; WPD confirms passenger was male; Sloan says "no sex"

READ MORE: ONLY ON 3: Deputy Sloan fired after prostitution arrest; WPD confirms passenger was male; Sloan says "no sex"

BURGAW, NC (WWAY) -- Pender County Sheriff Carson Smith released a statement Friday morning saying that after an internal investigation, Capt. Mark Sloan had been dismissed. Wilmington Police arrested Sloan earlier in the week for soliciting a prostitute and crimes against nature.

We reached out to Capt. Sloan, and although he told us he couldn’t talk about the details, he did say this situation has been very hard on him and his family.

Sloan says he has been best friends with Sheriff Smith for many years and has worked very closely with him on the job. He says he stands by the sheriff's decision, because he wants what is best for the department after serving the county for 24 years. Sloan says after all the media coverage of the incident, he was not surprised by the decision.

When we spoke with him about the incident that landed him in jail Tuesday night, he did not give specifics. He did say however that he had "good intentions" and that it was not sex.

Sloan says he thinks another television station is misconstruing information and has an inside source that is not being truthful.

He says he is a religious man who is turning to his faith in this tough time and hopes the truth will come out in the end.

Sloan says there is a silver lining in all the drama that he's had to deal with in the past week. He says he never knew how much he was appreciated in the community until it extended its support to him during this situation.

The Wilmington Police Department confirmed Friday that the passenger in Sloan's car at the time of his arrest was male. Other details of the situation are still not available because the case is still under investigation. Sloan will be in court August 22.

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About time!

It's great that he has friends supporting him. His termination is way overdue by YEARS! He is a wellknown and documented bigot who dispensed racial slurs like an ATM dispensing $20's! This is nothing short of divine intervention (for all of his supporters invoking God's name). He is personally responsible for destroying countless careers and reputations and was kept around for the sole purpose of political assassin. Good riddance! His hypocrisy has tarnished our badges and he cannot be stricken from our ranks soon enough. This is payback for all those he has stomped on over the years. How often did we have to listen to him toss about his church membership and role as a deacon? Well Mark, I hope that looking in the mirror is next to impossible for you!

Finally the truth is out

I have known Mark for over 25 years. He has always been this way. This is not a shocker. I don't know what is worse, him finding God in prostitutes or Sherrif Carson using him to politicaly nassinate his competion. I think both of them need to lose their jobs. Way to go Carson. Clean up your on house by starting with yourself.

You call his views bigoted.

You call his views bigoted. I call them the truth. Mark told it like it was and I'm gonna miss him. He has been a great asset to the law enforcement community here and it won't be as good without him. Hang in there Mark, everything will work out with time. You're still a friend of mine. Thanks for everything.

Like grandpa always said

Like grandpa always said "every dog gets his day"!


Is this man married?

Even better

I would bet good money he is a registered republican.


Really? Why? Maybe you skipped the story of a little known dem. by the name of R.C Soles.

Sad Ending to a long career serving the public

Its sad to see ones weakness lead to loss of their career and likely his retirement as well especially after 20+yrs of service in Law Enforcement. I hope and pray he can get his life back together and recover from this mess he has created for himself

If the allegations of

If the allegations of prostitution are true then why didn't the male passenger get arrested as well?.........Probably because it had nothing to do with prostitution, and more to do with someone wanting pay back for being dismissed from the department in Pender. Just remember not to believe everything you hear on the news.

Who's Truth?

So basically a WPD officer and New Hanover County Magistrate, in addition to a black male with priors for prostitution, hatched this elaborate plan to lure Mark Sloan 40+ miles from his house in the middle of the night. After meeting these key elements of the plan, they made picking up the prostitute unavoidable. Then they used the prostitute to urge Sloan in a direction where the WPD officer was waiting to pounce! After that the Magistrate violated his or her oath of office and found probable cause for all the charges. Your right. It’s so simple it MUST be a conspiracy. Please lose your keyboard.