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Columbus County Sheriff's Office

Burglary ends with man stabbed to death

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Columbus County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a burglary overnight that ended with a man stabbed to death. Full story...
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UPDATE: Stolen Elizabethtown police car results in high speed chase

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videoA man is behind bars under a $158,000 secured bond after investigators say he stole a police car and led them on a chase through two counties. Full story...
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Columbus deputy, girlfriend facing assault charges

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videoAn off-duty Columbus County deputy and his EMT girlfriend were each charged with assault in a Sunday confrontation at their home, Sheriff's Office reports show. Full story...
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Sheriff Hatcher wins first Columbus Co. campaign

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Lewis Hatcher won his first campaign Tuesday night. Hatcher beat out for other democrats for the office of Columbus County Sheriff. Full story...
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Inmate charged with 2011 party murder

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videoMore than two and a half years after a fatal shooting at a Columbus County party, a man already in jail has been charged with murder and aggravated assault. Full story...
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UPDATE: Columbus Co. deputies shoot, kill murder suspect; 2nd death under investigation

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videoInvestigators say Columbus County Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a murder suspect in Tabor City overnight after they say he fired at them. Meanwhile they are also investigating a fire, where another man died. Full story...
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Investigation continues into Delco shooting death

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videoThe investigation continues into the shooting death of a Columbus County man Monday night. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says an autopsy in Raleigh yesterday determined Livis Charles Owens, Jr., died of a single gunshot wound that entered around his right shoulder and exited his body near his left shoulder. Full story...
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Man shot, killed in Delco overnight

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videoThe Columbus County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting death late last night. The Sheriff's Office says officers responded at about 11:43 p.m. to 631 Evergreen Church Rd. Full story...
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UPDATE: Suspect now in critical condition following officer-involved shooting

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The man who led authorities on a high-speed car chase that ended in an officer-involved shooting Sunday is now in critical condition, according to hospital staff. Investigators say multiple officers from both the State Highway Patrol and the Columbus County Sheriff's Office shot at Evans. Full story...
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Tip from one county to another leads to drug bust

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videoPlans to distribute eleven pounds of marijuana went up in flames after a drug bust Thursday. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested Darriel Scott of Tabor City. Full story...
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Kids find mom murdered, boyfriend beaten

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videoThe Columbus County Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent attack and murder in Hallsboro. Full story...
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Batten to resign as Columbus County sheriff

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videoBatten says he will step down effective at noon on Jan. 7, 2014. He says he has accepted a job with the North Carolina Department of Justice as Eastern Field representative for the North Carolina Sheriffs' Education Training and Standards. Full story...
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Seat belt enforcement paying off for one area county

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video Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies across the state are targeting speeders and aggressive drivers this holiday. Officers are also focusing on increasing seat belt use during the busy holiday weekend and beyond. Full story...
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Family of teen, man who shot and killed each other speaks out

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videoThe family of a teen involved in a double shooting that killed him and his stepdad in Columbus County yesterday is speaking out about both victims and what may have led to the situation. Full story...
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Investigators: Teen, stepfather shoot and kill each other

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video A man and his teenage stepson are dead after investigators say they shot each other overnight. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says at 12:22 a.m. deputies with responded to a shooting at 163 Pine Circle Drive in the Green Acres community just east of Tabor City. Full story...
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