ONLY ON 3: Leland police chief punched officer during bachelor party


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Submitted: Thu, 09/15/2011 - 3:59am
Updated: Wed, 06/19/2013 - 1:38am
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LELAND, NC (WWAY) — WWAY has confirmed with two independent sources that Leland Police Chief Timothy Jayne recently punched one of his officers during a bachelor party in Myrtle Beach.

The sources, who wish to remain anonymous, tell us Jayne slugged Officer John Holman and that other officers had to pull him off. Myrtle Beach Police were not called in to investigate.

The party was being thrown for Officer Aaron Naughton, who has resigned since then and now works in the security department at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

The sources also tell us the chief and his officers took town-owned vehicles to Myrtle Beach.

We’ve reached out to Chief Jayne to get his side of the story. We also wanted to talk with him about a story we broke Tuesday regarding Officer Sherry Lewis being shot at least 12 times in the crotch by her fellow officers with training simulation ammunition. Lewis’s attorney says she was injured in the shooting.

Jayne told WWAY this morning, “We’re not going to make any comment on that or any information regarding that story. And that comes from the Town Manager’s office.”

Leland Town Manager Bill Farris said he could not confirm or deny the incident happened.

Both the police department and the Town of Leland are also refusing to tell us if the officers involved in the shooting were disciplined or not and what, if any, disciplinary action was taken.

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42 Comments on "ONLY ON 3: Leland police chief punched officer during bachelor party"


Guest123456
2015 years 8 months ago

I never thought that something like cops shooting each other in the crotch with paint balls could ever happen in Leland. When are Bo and Luke going to jump the general lee over Tim Jayne and Boss Hog? Got to love the progressive county of Brunswick.

I like leland
2015 years 8 months ago

Hay Chief i got a good idea…If you ask a real professional like Sheriff Ingram to teach you how to run a real police department. he might take the time to teach you…But then i realy dont think he has that much time…sorry that was not a real good idea…..so lets see what you have done for 23 years in Charlotte.. you were in charge of 1. animal control 2. volunteers 3. community policing…???? How in the hell did you get to be the Chief of police in leland???? OK lets see if you have used your experience from your old job….(animal control)..You treat your officers like dogs…..(Volunteer) You volunteered to take leland autos to south carolina and use tax payers money witch paid for the gas to go out of state…. Now (community policing) you went to a little league baseball game and showed your ass…How am i doing so far..you need to go find a job that you are qualified for….sorry but we have a dog catcher …So do all of leland a favor and get the hell out of leland..we dont need a person like you in leland..IT IS WHAT IT IS…we the people dont want you ..get it…someone sait you hit the officer a year ago so big shit you did it . there are good officers here in leland they just need a leader that knows HOW to lead.

GET RID OF CORRUPTION
2015 years 8 months ago

STOP VOTING STRAIGHT TICKET!!!!!!!!! GET THE CORRUPTION OUT OF BRUNSWICK COUNTY!

Officer
2015 years 8 months ago

New Hanover Regional Medical center does not have security, but it does however have a police department.

Jean Benton Sidbury
2015 years 8 months ago

Maybe Officer Lewis should have taken aim and returned the favor on fellow officers….see how they like it….sounds fair to me