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Columbus County Sheriff's Office

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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UPDATE: Fourth man arrested in connection to Columbus County murder

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videoA fourth Whiteville man, Charles Thomas Little, 19, has been arrested by the Columbus County Sheriff's Office in connection with the Murder of Lee Travis Wright. Full story...
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Shooting victim's brother says attackers caught on camera

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videoYellow tape surrounded the Columbus County home today where deputies say two men were shot and one died last night. The brother of the surviving victim, who was one of the first to arrive after the shooting, says he knows who did it and caught them on camera. Full story...
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Detectives investigating murder-suicide in Tabor City

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video Two people are dead in Columbus County after what investigators say was a murder-suicide. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says it was called to Spivey Road near Tabor City around 8:30 a.m. after the three children who live here could not make contact with their parents. Full story...
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SBI investigates after alleged assault on a Sheriff's Deputy

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A man was arrested in Columbus County after allegedly assaulting a Sheriff's Deputy. According to investigators, Brandon Hamer grabbed Deputy Scott Collins around the throat and neck while Collins was trying to arrest Hamer for carrying a concealed handgun. Full story...
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One dead, another airlifted after truck hits tree in Columbus Co.

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One man is dead and another is airlifted after a truck hit a tree in Columbus County early Monday morning. Troopers say a truck heading northbound on NC 242 hit a ditch embankment, then struck a tree near Princess Ann Road. Full story...
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Former detention officer faces more sex crimes after indictment

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videoA former Columbus County detention officer faces more sex crimes after a grand jury indictment. Full story...
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Columbus County man accused of beating dog with hammer

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videoInvestigators in Columbus County have charged a man after they say he beat his dog in the head with a hammer. Full story...
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Chadbourn man sentenced to 30 years on carjacking, gun crimes

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A federal judge has sentenced a Chadbourn man to 30 years in prison for carjacking and gun crimes. Full story...
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