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BALD HEAD ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — Bald Head Island has suspended its public safety chief with pay pending an internal investigation.

A town spokeswoman says Jerome Munna was placed on administrative leave today. She would not discuss the nature of the investigation.

When reached by phone this afternoon, Munna said he was not exactly sure why he’d been placed on leave.

“They haven’t said anything, and I can’t say anything,” Munna said.

Munna becomes the third police chief in Brunswick County to find himself under investigation this year. Leland fired Tim Jayne in February. Boiling Spring Lakes fired Emmett Ballree this week for abuse of power after a two-week investigation.

In Columbus County, Fair Bluff fired Police Chief Marty Lewis in May after he was arrested on drug charges.

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2016 years 2 months ago

He is worth every penny. Nice speech Calvin.Calvin is worth about 98 cents.

2016 years 2 months ago

Someone knows what they are talking about :) Its always been a do as I say not as I do concept with Chip. The volunteers and general public just don’t know that and never will understand. Karma.

2016 years 2 months ago

Rescuejew…your comments are on spot, cannot disagree. However stating that this community needs to “grow up” disgusts me. Sure there are folks who may not act to your liking or to “your standards”. However everyone is entitled to their opinions just as you are and as you said it is not our job(s) to make you happy but to serve the community.

2016 years 2 months ago

First of all, I have worked for Chip, I have worked with him, and he has worked for me. I suppose everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but to indict the man simply because he’s been suspended is ludicrous. Anyone who has spent any time in the political and public safety atmosphere in Brunswick County knows that ethics are questionable, at best. Simply being accused of something around here doesn’t mean you did anything, AT ALL. People spread rumors about others in this business constantly and then have the gall to call themselves a professional.

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Former Village Employee
2016 years 2 months ago

As a former Village employee I had the pleasure of working with Chip Munna for over eight years. During that time I found him to be one of the most well respected of all of the employees. His level of professionalism is unmatched and his dedication to the wellbeing of the people of Bald Head Island is unquestionable. I certainly don’t know any of the details of his suspension. I can only pray that the internal investigation reveals that this suspension was out of an abundance of caution until the results were finalized and all the… Read more »

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