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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

Deputies searching for armed robber

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies are searching for an armed robber after they say he stole another man's wallet at the Midway Kwik Stop Sunday night. Full story...
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Motorcyclist taken to hospital after wreck with pick-up

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videoA motorcyclist was taken to the hospital this afternoon after investigators say he hit a pick-up truck on N. College Road. Full story...
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Hearing Thursday in sweepstakes raid lawsuit

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videoAn evidentiary hearing will be held Thursday as A Wilmington sweepstakes parlor raided last month by New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies tries to reopen its doors. Full story...
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House hit by lightning, fire crew on scene

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A house was struck by lightning and caught fire on Pitch Pine Court. Full story...
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DA: Officers were justified in June checkpoint shooting

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videoBrunswick County's district attorney says officers were justified in using lethal force when they shot at a vehicle that tried to leave a DWI checkpoint in Leland in June. Full story...
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Judge orders hearing in sweepstakes parlor fight

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videoA judge has called for an evidentiary hearing as a sweepstakes parlor fights to stay in business. Capital One Reward Zone filed for a temporary restraining order against the New Hanover County Sheriff and the District Attorney for raiding the Market Street business last month. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Woman claims deputy broke into her house and used force in dispute over dog

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videoA New Hanover County woman says she was terrorized in her home by someone sworn to serve and protect. Earlier this month we told you about Darlene McGuire's battle with a former friend over a dog. She says a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy broke into her home with a knife and forcefully detained her over the dispute. Full story...
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UPDATE: Suspect in deputy-involved shooting now in jail, had weapon charge dropped last year

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videoThe 23-year-old man shot by a New Hanover County Deputy last week is now in the New Hanover County Jail. Court documents show this is not the first time Darius Hester has been accused of having a weapon, but the last time he got out of it. Full story...
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NC Zoo, museum caring for seized reptiles

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video More details about two people arrested for housing more than 80 snakes, some of which were venomous. This all begin when New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies started out looking for marijuana plants Thursday night, but ended up finding much more than they bargained for. Full story...
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UPDATE: SBI investigates deputy-involved shooting in Castle Hayne

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videoThe suspect in a deputy-involved shooting Friday faces charges now. Darius Terrell Hester is charged with attempted 1st degree murder and assault with a weapon on a government official. Full story...
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Investigation continues into New Hanover Co. sweepstakes parlor

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videoWarrants have been issued for two of the co-owners of a sweepstakes parlor New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies busted last month. Full story...
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Deputies seize 14,000 bags of heroin

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says its Vice/Narcotics Unit has made one of its biggest heroin busts ever. After a six-month investigation, detectives say they found more than 14,000 bags of ready-to-sell heroin in two duffel bags. Full story...
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Divers rescued three miles off shore

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit rescued two divers about three miles off the shore Tuesday afternoon. Full story...
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County worker accused of falsifying community service for cash

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videoDeputies have charged a New Hanover County employee for offering to falsify documentation for court-ordered community service hours in exchange for cash. Full story...
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Sheriff's crime lab gets national accreditation

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video The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office recently received some national acclaim. The CSI Lab helped the department become the fourth in the state to earn an accreditation from the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors. Full story...
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