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

2015 years 9 months ago

We wish Captain Sloan only the best. We have no vested interest (other than being citizens of Pender County), but we hope that Mark and everyone else can move forward and not dwell on sordid details. We’ve been married 28+ years (man and wife) and believe that God is more concerned about the myriad ways we find to hate other rather than how we express our sexual orientation. That said, Mark should not have broken the law. He is held to a higher standard as a law enforcement officer and should (and could) have made better choices. Best wishes to you, Captain Sloan. You are a beloved child of God and probably can’t even imagine the path that God will anoint for you.

2015 years 9 months ago

He said he had good intentions….? He was going to rehabilitate a male prostitute? He felt the poor dude needed the money? WOW

2015 years 9 months ago

Why did he have to come to Wilmington and give us a bad name? He should have stayed in Pender County

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2015 years 9 months ago

….. no sex. Hummm so I guess he was picking up male prostitutes to bring them back to god? Maybe trying to get them to enroll in college, maybe trying to get them an honest job at the sheriffs dept.?

Picking up male hookers isn’t something a man just starts doing one night in his 50’s. This is just the FIRST time hes been caught !

2015 years 9 months ago

Looks like the other male was a Wilmington police officer. The arrest report shows his employer as the WPD. Was this a vice sting?


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