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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

Man arrested for allegedly shooting stepson

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video A scary situation after a shooting in a New Hanover County neighborhood. The shooting stemmed from a dispute between a man and his stepson and it landed the stepson in the hospital. Full story...
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Father charged with choking baby

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A New Hanover County man is in jail charged with choking his two-month-old daughter. Full story...
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Confusion over radar certification could affect speeding tickets

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video If you're driving over the speed limit, a cop with a radar gun is the last thing you want to see. But thousands of tickets written by New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies are being called into question, because the officers were not certified on the radar guns they were using. Full story...
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Federal grant to pay for deputies

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New Hanover County is getting some more law enforcement officers thanks to a federal grant. Full story...
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Former Sheriff's spokesman pleads to lesser charge

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A plea deal tonight for an ex-New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy whose face you often saw on the news. Full story...
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Former deputy under investigation working as apartment courtesy officer

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video Illegally accessing a government computer system. Former New Hanover County Sheriff's Cpl. Charles Smith is charged with doing just that. As the investigation heated up, Smith quit his job as a cop. Now, though, we found an apartment complex claiming Smith is its courtesy officer. Full story...

FIRST ON 3: Sheriff's chopper pilot resigns amidst investigation

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video The helicopter pilot for the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office resigned Saturday. Lt. Scott Gerow was under internal investigation for an incident earlier this month. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: New details on investigation in Sheriff's chopper pilot

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video An update to a story you saw FIRST ON 3. A New Hanover County Sheriff's lieutenant is on administrative leave after some sort of trouble this weekend. With the helicopter pilot's future up in the air, we take a closer look at Scott Gerow's tenure with the Sheriff's Office and the incident under internal investigation. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover deputy under investigation

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video The future of a New Hanover County deputy is up in the air tonight. The lieutenant who's also the Sheriff's Office helicopter pilot is the subject of an internal investigation. Full story...
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SBI questions lab results; murder cases could be re-opened

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video Eight of the 109 questionable cases are in Pender and New Hanover counties. One is a high-profile murder case, that received national attention. New Hanover County prosecutors say they have their hands full. The district attorney's office is funded by the state and has been on a hiring freeze for the past 18 months. Full story...
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New Hanover deputies crack cold case

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Deputies arrested 45-year-old Elton Eugene Robbins. He's charged with the murder and kidnapping of Alice Holmes back in May 1999. Full story...
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Former deputy charged with computer crime still working with county computer system

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videoAll the SBI will tell us is what's on the arrest warrant, which says Charles Graham Smith Jr. was arrested Monday and charged for using a government computer to print someone else's DMV information to get into a night club. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former NHC Deputy charged with illegally accessing computer; Still employed in NHC IT Dept.

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Charles Graham Smith Jr., a former deputy in Wake County and New Hanover County, was arrested Monday on charges that he illegally accessed a government database. Full story...
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Crowds head to Masonboro, but take home trash

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video A lot of people say Masonboro Island is the place to be on the 4th of July, but sometimes the holiday fun can get out of hand. Full story...
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WPD helps deputies catch suspect from the sky

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The Sheriff's Office called the K-9 unit and SABLE, the Wilmington Police Department's helicopter, to track down a man they say assaulted his girlfriend before running into the woods. Full story...
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