Pender Co. jail officer fired after arrest in Wilmington


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Submitted: Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:08pm
Updated: Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:08pm
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PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Pender County Jail officer is out of a job after being arrested yesterday morning in Wilmington.

Pender County Sheriff Carson Smith says Wilmington Police charged Charles Tomlinson, 22, with DWI, carrying a concealed weapon, reckless driving to endanger and leaving the scene of an accident.

After a short internal investigation, the sheriff fired Tomlinson last night.employment with Pender County was terminated on Thursday evening.

The sheriff says Tomlinson started work at the Pender County Jail in November 2013. He had no prior disciplinary actions, the sheriff says.

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