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Leland officer quits after incident involving Navassa officer


LELAND, NC (WWAY) -- A Leland Police officer has resigned after an altercation with an officer from a neighboring department.

Sgt. Anthony Nathan is off the force after an incident involving a Navassa Police officer.

Leland Town Manager David Hollis confirms Sgt. Nathan resigned after a traffic stop last week.

Sources close to the investigation say a Navassa officer was making a traffic stop near the Leland town line when Sgt. Nathan pulled up in his cruiser and made several demeaning comments to the Navassa officer, because he was actually in Leland when he made the stop.

Navassa Police Chief Preston Howell did not want to talk on camera, but says he made the Leland Police Department aware of the incident and was notified last week of Sgt. Nathan's resignation.

We made repeated attempts to contact Leland Police Chief Mike James, but our calls have not yet been returned.

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He will get another job that

He will get another job that rant won't matter to every department he has experience that the way it is people like it or not

He planned to leave

He moved up north to be with his wife and kid. Planned on moving for a long time. Had nothing to do with the little incident with the Navassa officer. He will be missed in Leland, and we thank him for his service.

Moving up north?

LOL, just keep telling yourself that if it makes you feel better.

does this mean he'll just go

does this mean he'll just go to work at some other pd and still continue his ways? or will this be the end to his certification?

instead of girls gone wild,

instead of girls gone wild, its cops gone wild!! geez, they are in the new more than crooks these days.


I moved here not to long ago, I had to go to their police dept to speak to an officer about a matter. Once I arrived to the police station, I couldn't believe my eyes. They are working out of a warehouse building. I've never seen anything like it, it was like walking back in time. First impressions mean alot.

Must have missed

The fancy new department that is being built across the street.


Sounds like he quit before he was fired. Really won't matter, the form that goes to the state has been changed where the department has to state if the officer has been under any investigation in the last 18 months.

please someone tell me

please someone tell me something. when the cops leave leland nc police dept. where do they go to work at, you cant get any lower at a job then leland police dept.

Says the person who was

Says the person who was probably denied a job with the department.


I'm guessing they go work with you.