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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

FIRST ON 3: Car chase leads to crash, suspects still sought

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videoA car chase involving a suspected drug dealer led to a traffic crash on a busy Wilmington highway. Full story...
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Sheriff candidate says Hewett's death from lack of experience, procedure in jail

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videoRepublican Jason Vaughn says Ron Hewett did not receive correct treatment according to standard protocol, and that circumstances like those surrounding his death are caused by the inexperience of the deputies assigned to the jail. Full story...
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911 CALL: Suicide suspected before Hewett's death

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videoThe audio of first responders' radio traffic and those initial 911 calls about Ron Hewett's demise were released Monday. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Ron Hewett was tased before death in jail

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WWAY has learned former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett was tased before he died yesterday, according to a source close to the situation. Full story...
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Former Brunswick Co. Sheriff Ron Hewett dies in jail

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US Marshals confirm that former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett has died in jail at the New Hanover County Jail. It happened around 2 p.m. Full story...
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Other driver cited in head-on crash with deputy

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videoA New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy has been involved in a head-on crash at Eastwood Road and Rogersville Road this afternoon, according to NHSO spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer. Full story...
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Couple charged with drugs, child abuse after three-month investigation

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says a three-month heroin investigation by its Vice/Narcotics Unit ended with two people in jail on drug and child abuse charges. Full story...
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Yearlong investigation leads to five suspects arrested

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Wilmington Police say a yearlong drug investigation involving multiple agencies has led to five arrests. Investigators says they arrested the suspects after residents in the neighborhood made numerous complaints about suspicious activity at 2345 Louisiana Ave. Full story...
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New Hanover Regional simulates mass emergency

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videoHanover Regional Medical Center prepared for a mass emergency Monday morning. Staff and law enforcement simulated a shooting at UNCW that left more than a dozen victims. Full story...
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Sheriff explains policy violated by demoted deputies

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videoSheriff Ed McMahon could not say what Sean Jones and Larry Robinson did, because it is a personnel matter, but he says conduct unbecoming could be any number of violations that reflects poorly on the department. Full story...
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