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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- The helicopter pilot for the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office resigned Saturday. Lt. Scott Gerow was under internal investigation for an incident earlier this month. As WWAY was first to report last week, Gerow was involved in some sort of incident September 10. The Sheriff's Office says Gerow was involved in a disagreement with Brad Wivell. A report was taken for communicating threats, but Wivell decided not to file charges against Gerow. Sheriff Ed McMahon requested that the District Attorney’s Office review the incident. The DA’s Office agreed that no criminal charges should be filed. At that point Sheriff McMahon requested an internal investigation to see if any Sheriff's Office policies had been broken. Saturday Gerow resigned from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. Gerow had been the Sheriff's Office helicopter pilot since November 2007. ########## THE NEWS RELEASE FROM THE NHC SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: On Friday September 10, 2010 Lt. Scott Gerow was involved in a disagreement between himself and Brad Wivell. A report was taken for Communicating Threats. Mr. Wivell decided not to file charges against Lt. Gerow. Sheriff McMahon requested that the District Attorney’s Office review the incident. Upon review the DA’s Office agreed that no criminal charges be filed. At this point Sheriff McMahon requested an internal investigation initiated to see if any Sheriff Office policies had been broken. On Saturday September 18, 2010 Lt. Scott Gerow resigned from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. Subsequently, the internal investigation has been discontinued. “I hold my Deputies to a higher standard”, stated Sheriff McMahon.

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