Brunswick County deputy arrested, fired for prostitution

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Submitted: Sat, 08/24/2013 - 3:31am
Updated: Mon, 08/26/2013 - 12:54pm

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC, (WWAY) — A deputy with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s office has been arrested.

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested Timothy Paul Caulder for two counts of solicit crimes against nature, two counts of solicit for prostitution, and one count of willful fail discharge duties.

According to a news release, the charges are a result of a two week internal investigation by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office of Professional Standards who referred the investigation to the Drug Enforcement Unit.

“We, as law enforcement officers, are not above the law,” Sheriff John Ingram said in a statement. “We will not tolerate anyone from this agency to abuse their position.”

Caulder was hired as a detention center deputy in December 2011 and was promoted to a road deputy in August 2012.

Caulder was terminated immediately, and is being held in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $2,500 bond.


  • Robert T. Willis says:

    Yes I have……several times!

  • Billy P says:

    Who’s the victim? I only see one and that’s Tim.

  • K Blue Jr says:

    It must have been a blind prostitute.

  • Guest2020 says:

    Bail system was put in place to guarantee that a defendant would show up for his court dates. The more serious the charge, the more likely the defendant will flee. Prostitution involving a minor is more serious than prostitution involving and adult.

  • Old Guy says:

    Hey Billy P,
    You must not know Tim very well. If you read down this page you will see that I eluded to 14 Departments that he has been a member of at one time or another. Thats 14!! Daddy who is a retired state patrolman and mommy who is a retired Brunswick County 911 supervisor have a lot of connections. I would be surprised if he was convicted at all. Hell, he might just get another department to hire him because of favors owed. Victim my eye! Tim would never be a victim!
    See ya later alligator!

  • Guest Reply Redux says:

    In all my borned days, I’ve never heard of police in the Cape of Fear area arrested for wrong doings.
    Have You?

  • Leland Guy says:

    Not Guilty- As good looking as this guy is, there is no way he would ever have to pay for it. (LMFAO)

  • Kblue2221984 says:

    Now that’s good stuff!! Say’s who!? Say’s Kblue!!!

  • Guest-Shallotte, NC says:

    I find it unbelievable that the officer arrested in connection to prostitution of a minor back n May was held on $100,000 bond and yet this officer is probably home tonight…thanks to his affordable $2,500 bond!
    Maybe someone should let then public and general citizens why the consequences of laws broken in this county really depends on WHO YOU KNOW!

  • Guest Reply Redux says:

    He should have been caught speeding in his car instead of these other crimes…then he would have walked ;-)

  • LEO says:

    A two week investigation for this bull. Lets investigate the real problems here, like the corruption that this department has. Tim they got you, now its time to give them all up. Who watches them, are they self enforced. I know some that live way above the salary they make and you put Tim in the paper. Lets investigate them.

  • PublicAvenger says:

    I agree. What a waste of resources, targeting Tim. Tim’s a great fella. If their was a problem, it should have been handled internally. He never should have been fired, much less arrested. This did not need to be exposed to the media. Yada Yada Yada….

    I got news for you, LEO. There’s a new sheriff in town. And this one don’t play. The “Good Ole Boy” stuff, ended 4 years ago. This one hates corruption, and will attack it, whenever it pops up, and raises it’s ugly head.

    The reason it took two weeks, is because this Department wants to make sure its right, and there are no missteps.

    It is not bull. And I just hope you are not active, LEO. Prostuition is horrible. Young girls enslaved, by drugs, being abused by thugs, and “sold” to trolls, like this. Would it be “bull” if it was your daughter ? And he poses as “Brunswick Counties Finest”, wearing a badge.

    After many years, the BCSD, can finally hold its head up, with pride. 95% of it’s deputies are great. The other 5%, he usually doesn’t have to sniff out. They just pop up, once or twice a year, doing one of these “How Dumb Can You Get?” things. What was seen as “bull”, four years ago, is being dealt with, and exposed, today.

  • PublicAvenger says:

    “LEO” I have News For You…….
    Sheriff Ingram has turned his department into one of the best in NC. He’s not about to let a guy like this, take it back to where it was.

  • Brunswickcountyresident says:

    You beat me to it and very well written. For anyone to think that this man should have received a pass, needs to be fired from any department they work for. Thank you sheriff Ingram for continuing to clean house.

  • Kblue2221984 says:

    Very well put. Nuff said…..Say’s who!? Say’s Kblue!!!

  • CBGUEST says:

    There is a “summary judgment” hearing scheduled for next Tuesday, September 3rd., in Brunswick county superior court. The case is;

    Jill Murphy vs. Ingram/Williams.

    Ingram (obviously), is the current sheriff of Brunswick county. Williams was the corrections officer who was fired and ARRESTED a couple of weeks ago for assaulting an inmate (who had been detained for a misdemeanor), while in handcuffs and ankle shackles.

    The summary judgment hearing is at the request of the legal defense team representing Sheriff Ingram and Brunswick County in response to a lawsuit filed by Mrs. Murphy. (Mr. Williams’ is no longer represented by the counties’ defense team and has his own criminal lawyer at the moment.)

    Anyone who can attend this hearing should. Many interesting facts will be revealed. Lack of Oversight; Abuse; Assault; Tampering with Evidence; Collusion; Perjury and an overall system of corruption in Brunswick County.

  • Kblue2221984 says:

    How was this person let back into Law Enforcement after being fired??? Unbelievable!!! Sheriff you have a great buddy of his who will make the news next, Want to know?? Just ask…… Say’s who!? Say’s Kblue!!!

  • Vog46 says:

    If this cop had the authority (which he did) to let him go (which he also did) then the only thing that’s different is that police policy has to change. That single officer cannot do that on his own. They have this ability to use this “discretion” – some use it wisely, others may not.
    But no matter which was you slice it – he acted within the realm of his granted authority.
    Change the authority granted, but don’t crucify the cop


  • Kblue2221984 says:

    As much as it pains me to say this, I 100% agree with you, well put……Say’s who!? Say’s Kblue!!!

  • guesty says:

    Caulder and the idiot lieutenant that used to be at Northwest Police department can compare notes on how to flush your career and life down the toilet.

  • Old Guy says:

    Hey Tim,
    How ya doin now? Finely after all of these years and 14 departments later you get what your little head has asked for. Of course you learned from the best along the way like Kozak, Dellapia and Naughton. Oh yea you were one of the ones that got away with all kinds of things for a long long time. Just another example of one that has NO honor or integrity! Brunswick County’s Best huh? Well good luck with bubba in the big house this time mamma and daddy can’t get you out of this one. Good going Sheriff Ingram you got the goods on a bad guy! Thanks a bunch!

  • Guest75 says:

    Just by looking at his picture no wonder he had to buy a prostitute. One ugly redneck indeed.

  • Vog46 says:

    this is news – this is a bad cop.
    The police officer in ILM that let the Asst manager off for speeding?
    He’s OK – he did his job.


  • Guest Mechanic says:

    No, Vog….the officer that stopped the Asst. City Manager did not do his job. Mr. Johnson was in complete control of that situation and he knew it. The officer should have checked license and registration like he would have if it had been you or me. He failed miserably in discharging his sworn duties. At the least, he (Johnson) should have been detained while a warning ticket was written. But, failing to stop for 6 blocks seems to me would have warranted more aggressive action on the part of the officer.

  • John Davis says:

    What a loser. Lose some weight you fat aXX then maybe you can find a girl. Have fun in the big house. Maybe some of the inmates will remember you.

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