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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

New Hanover Commission approves nearly $670k for sheriff's Housing Unit

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videoNew Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon told county commissioners this morning he has a new plan to fight crime. It involves a seven new positions, six deputies and one sergeant, who will work side-by-side with seven Wilmington Police officers in the city's public housing projects. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Sheriff's deputy charged with DWI by another deputy; resigns

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A spokesman for the New Hanover County Sheriff's office says Det. Craig Blackmon was caught by another deputy driving drunk. He was charged with DWI early Saturday morning. Full story...
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Deputies make raw heroin bust at Wilmington apartment

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office at ATF say a six-week investigation led them to bust a man with more than 44 grams of raw heroin at a Wilmington apartment. Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says in a news release the investigation centered around Vincent Bruce Jackson transporting heroin from neighboring states to New Hanover County. Full story...
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NAACP calls for investigation into 'excessive force by police' in New Hanover Co.

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video North Carolina NAACP President Rev. William Barber says he believes street justice is overtaking courtroom justice in Wilmington. Now the civil rights group is calling for change. Full story...
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Deputies find drugs, guns in apartment near UNCW

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says a two-week investigation led them to raid the apartment of an alleged drug dealer near UNCW Wednesday afternoon. Investigators say they found several guns, heroin and marijuana in Kenneth Jermain Greene's home at Seahawk Square Apartments. Full story...
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UPDATE: SBI to review arrest involving K-9 unit

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videoThe State Bureau of Investigation is reviewing a recent arrest involving a K-9, as requested by Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous and District Attorney Ben David. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fired deputy charged with assault

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videoA fired New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy has been charged with simple assault. The Pender County Clerk of Court's office says Reed Roberts was served Friday for an offense that happened Thursday, according to court records. Full story...
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Sheriff defends deputies involved in Smith shooting

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videoAt a news conference today we asked Sheriff Ed McMahon what he would say to those who think the deputies should not have shot Brandon Smith. Full story...
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DA: Officers justified in shooting that killed man accused of shooting deputy

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video The District Attorney says a shooting that killed the suspect accused of shooting a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy last month was a reasonable use of deadly force. District Attorney Ben David said the officers were "absolutely justified in taking Brandon Smith's life." Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Deputy fired after allegedly firing Taser at utility worker

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videoA New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy has been fired after allegedly trying to use his Taser on a utility worker. The Sheriff's Office says Reed Roberts was at his home in Pender County yesterday waiting for a technician to restore power to his home. Full story...
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