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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

UPDATE: Three women turn themselves in for fraud charges

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Maria Sloan, Velda Barnhill, and Monica Frazier were arrested Tuesday. Sloan and Barnhill are still in jail and both have a $100,000 secured bond. Frazier was released for jail Tuesday with a $5,000 unsecured bond. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Woman chases off suspected robbers with Louisville Slugger

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video A woman chases down suspected thieves with a bat after they tried to break into her house. With her help, police arrested Sean Ray McMahan, 17, and Markyes Deshaun Jones, 18, who are now in jail after admitting to mugging a woman downtown Thursday night around 10 p.m. Full story...
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Off-duty deputy leads to B&E arrests

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says an off-duty deputy's vigilance helped catch a couple of would-be thieves. Full story...
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Deputies need help identifying break-in suspect caught on camera

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office needs help identifying a suspect caught on camera. He is wanted for a breaking and entering that took place in May at a home off Medallion Place in the Ogden area. Full story...
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Former UNCW basketball player arrested on drug charges

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A former UNCW basketball player has been arrested on drug charges. New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies arrested Donte Morales after they say he sold marijuana at a Wilmington apartment complex last night. Full story...
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Deputies arrest second man for robbery of pizza driver

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a second man for the robbery of a pizza delivery driver earlier this month. Full story...
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Video helps catch home break-in suspect

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Caught on tape and under arrest. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says footage from a break-in helped them nab the bad guy. Full story...
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Autopsy: Man found in car off Figure 8 drowned

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A preliminary autopsy report is in for a New York investor found in a submerged car off Figure 8 Island. The report says Benjamin Robert Williamson died from saltwater drowning. Full story...
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Deputies arrest two after motel room drug bust

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Two men are in jail charged with several drug crimes after New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies searched a Wilmington hotel room. Full story...
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ROTC student's ceremonial rifle sparked school lockdown

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A lesson learned the hard way for one Ashley High School ROTC student. The student and his ceremonial rifle sparked a lockdown for three schools Friday morning. Full story...
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Two arrested for home invasion, three more suspects wanted

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Sheriff's deputies have arrested two people and are searching for three more in connection to a violent home invasion last month in New Hanover County. Owen Hobson Morgan, 22, and Kristina Hanne Steenberg, 21, are charged with multiple felonies, including kidnapping and assault by pointing a gun. Full story...
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Cops on Top for a good cause

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You are probably used to seeing something on top of the Chick-fil-A at Oleander and Independence. Friday the familiar cow was up there, but so was a New Hanover Sheriff’s Deputy. Deputies along with Wilmington fire fighters are on top of the popular chicken restaurant to raise money for Special Olympics. Full story...
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Four people safe after boat sinks off Wrighstville Beach coast

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The U.S. Coast Guard's office at Wrightsville Beach says four people have been located and are safe after their boat sank off the coast of Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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FUGITIVE FILES: Suspects sought in Walmart thefts

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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office Detectives are asking for help searching for two suspects wanted for multiple thefts from local Walmarts over the last couple of weeks. Full story...
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UPDATE: Missing New Hanover County man found dead

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New Hanover County Sheriff's detectives have found the body of a man missing from Figure Eight Island. Full story...
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