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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

Judge orders hearing in sweepstakes parlor fight

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videoA judge has called for an evidentiary hearing as a sweepstakes parlor fights to stay in business. Capital One Reward Zone filed for a temporary restraining order against the New Hanover County Sheriff and the District Attorney for raiding the Market Street business last month. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Woman claims deputy broke into her house and used force in dispute over dog

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videoA New Hanover County woman says she was terrorized in her home by someone sworn to serve and protect. Earlier this month we told you about Darlene McGuire's battle with a former friend over a dog. She says a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy broke into her home with a knife and forcefully detained her over the dispute. Full story...
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UPDATE: Suspect in deputy-involved shooting now in jail, had weapon charge dropped last year

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videoThe 23-year-old man shot by a New Hanover County Deputy last week is now in the New Hanover County Jail. Court documents show this is not the first time Darius Hester has been accused of having a weapon, but the last time he got out of it. Full story...
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NC Zoo, museum caring for seized reptiles

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video More details about two people arrested for housing more than 80 snakes, some of which were venomous. This all begin when New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies started out looking for marijuana plants Thursday night, but ended up finding much more than they bargained for. Full story...
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UPDATE: SBI investigates deputy-involved shooting in Castle Hayne

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videoThe suspect in a deputy-involved shooting Friday faces charges now. Darius Terrell Hester is charged with attempted 1st degree murder and assault with a weapon on a government official. Full story...
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Investigation continues into New Hanover Co. sweepstakes parlor

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videoWarrants have been issued for two of the co-owners of a sweepstakes parlor New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies busted last month. Full story...
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Deputies seize 14,000 bags of heroin

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says its Vice/Narcotics Unit has made one of its biggest heroin busts ever. After a six-month investigation, detectives say they found more than 14,000 bags of ready-to-sell heroin in two duffel bags. Full story...
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Divers rescued three miles off shore

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit rescued two divers about three miles off the shore Tuesday afternoon. Full story...
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County worker accused of falsifying community service for cash

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videoDeputies have charged a New Hanover County employee for offering to falsify documentation for court-ordered community service hours in exchange for cash. Full story...
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Sheriff's crime lab gets national accreditation

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video The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office recently received some national acclaim. The CSI Lab helped the department become the fourth in the state to earn an accreditation from the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors. Full story...
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UPDATE: Former sweepstakes employee speaks out

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video Earlier this week the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office confiscated 50 computers from Capital One Reward Zone on Market Street. The bust was a part of the Sheriff’s Office crack down on sweepstakes parlor. Full story...
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Sheriff says internal issues have slowed enforcement of sweepstakes ban

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says it's cracking down on sweepstakes parlors, but a bust today marked just the fourth time deputies have shut down one of the illegal gambling halls this year. Full story...
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Search continues for Civil War artifacts stolen from Cape Fear Museum

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video The Cape Fear Museum is still looking for help finding some missing history. Detectives continue searching for the thief or thieves who swiped five Civil War-era objects from a display cabinet at the Wilmington museum. Full story...
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Civil War relics stolen from Cape Fear Museum

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videoSome pieces of Civil War history are missing from the Cape Fear Museum in Wilmington. The museum staff noticed they were missing this morning. Full story...
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