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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

Wilmington man gets 25 years for 2011 drug bust

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videoA Wilmington man will spend 25 years in prison after admitting to federal drug and weapons charges. Earlier this year Leander Hands, 37, pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin and possession of a firearm among other crimes. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: UNCW settles case with family of 2006 shooting victim

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videoUNCW has reached a settlement with the family of a college student shot and killed by a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy more than six years ago, according to a news release on the school's website. Full story...
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Sheriff fires CSI deputy for violating policies, procedures

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video A New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy is off the job. Sheriff Ed McMahon fired Deputy Victoria McNally Walsh, who was a part of the Crime Scene Investigation Unit. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. stops search for man missing for three days

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has called off its search for a missing man. Deputies say they did an extensive search off Murrayville Road for David Cottle Jr. Full story...
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NHSO: Stepdad shoots 3-year-old while putting safety on rifle

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says a Wilmington man shot his three-year-old stepson yesterday while trying to put a safety lock on a rifle. It happened at a home on Yulan Drive. Full story...
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NHSO sergeant earns K9 instructor certificate

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has two new tools to help fight crime. Sgt. James Croom recently completed more than 400 hours of training to become the first certified K9 officer instructor in the county. Full story...
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Sweepstakes owner cited, machines seized

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New Hanover County is cracking down on sweepstakes parlors still running despite a law against them. The owner of 777 Sweepstakes faces a citation of running an illegal gambling operation on Gordon Road. Full story...
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FBI, SBI detonate 2nd package at storage facility

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videoFBI and SBI agents have detonated a second suspicious package found at a storage facility on Carolina Beach Road. Earlier today another package exploded as a bomb robot shot at it as agents tried to figure out what was in it. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Marshals arrest fugitive in Wilmington

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videoThe US Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force caught a man today wanted for a home invasion last spring in New Hanover County. Deputies say Jonathan Kiger and his accomplices broke into an apartment on Bent Creek Road April 30 with an AR 15 rifle, a baseball bat and a stun gun. Full story...
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Two teens arrested for mobile home fire

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office arrested two females for burning down a mobile home last week. On Friday, deputies responded to a structure fire on Fontana Road. After interviewing several people and speaking with neighbors, detectives arrested Summer Lentz and Kandice Long for burning an uninhabited house and breaking and entering. Full story...
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Deputies arrest suspect after armed robbery at hotel

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Deputies arrest a suspect after a man pulled a knife on an employee at a hotel Tuesday night. Full story...
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UPDATE: Standoff suspect identified; police catch second suspect

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videoPolice have two men in custody after a traffic stop led to a standoff today and the lockdown of four schools for hours in Wilmington. Full story...
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Fire crews put out hot spots after flames engulf multiple buildings

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video New Hanover County fire crews worked to put out all hotspots hours after a fire sparked at an office building on Murrayville Road Monday night. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Sheriff steamed after deputy caught showing off in patrol car

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videoA New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy is spending his days off this week wondering when and if he can go back to work. The sheriff says he's launched an investigation of the deputy who decided to show off in his patrol car over the weekend. Full story...
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Shots fired lead to car chase

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videoDeputies arrived at 7212 Morley Ct. around 9 o'clock Friday night after reports of possible gun shots fired. Phillip Michael Donaldson II was inside the home and in possession of a handgun and long gun. He had fired the gun towards the ground on his property. Deputies advised Donaldson of county ordinances against discharging a firearm in the county. He agreed that he would not discharge the firearm again. Full story...
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