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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

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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Deputy to quit as Sheriff clarifies demotion

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An internal investigation by the Sheriff's Office resulted in Charles Smith's demotion to deputy. Internal investigations cover violations of policy within the sheriff's office. We're told Dep. Smith is in the process of resigning from the Sheriff's Office. Full story...
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New Hanover Sheriff demotes spokesman

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A corporal with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has been demoted following a criminal complaint. Charles Smith, the former public information officer, is now working in the Detention Division. Full story...
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Sheriff's deputy arrested, fired after domestic violence charge

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Pender County deputies arrested New Hanover Deputy Mitchell Marlow yesterday. He is charged with two counts of assault on a female and held with no bond. Full story...
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Detectives search for fourth home invasion suspect

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Neil Stanley Page Jr. is a 27-year-old black male. He has tattoos on both arms and his neck. Full story...
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Deputies need help identifying credit card fraud suspect

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Store surveillance cameras got several pictures of the man. He is a Hispanic male with short dark hair. He left the scene in a white conversion type van with a ladder rack on the rear. Full story...
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Feds take over drug bust investigation

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After a two-month undercover investigation, deputies seized more than 45 pounds of marijuana, stolen weapons and money. Deputies say the drugs were worth more than $100,000. Full story...
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UPDATE: Deputy quits after DWI charge

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The Sheriff's Office says Dep. Brandon Matthew Jordan was off duty when he was stopped Friday night by the North Carolina Highway Patrol in Johnston County. Full story...
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Two men wanted for Walmart amp theft

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office needs your help identifying the suspects caught by surveillance cameras. Full story...
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Law enforcement breaks ground on memorial to fallen

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video The goal is to have the memorial finished by next spring. Organizers still need $50,000 to meet that goal. Full story...
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