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Pender County Sheriff's Office

ONLY ON 3: Woman discusses finding grandmother dead in Pender Co.

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videoAnnie Anderson's granddaughter called police after she pulled up to her grandmother's home and saw broken glass outside the door. Amber Jennings said she was planning on taking her grandmother out to eat for her birthday, and when she didn't show up, she knew something was wrong. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Woman also charged with sex crimes against 14-year-old girl

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videoLast month a man who claimed he was dying of terminal cancer was arrested for allegedly having sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl. Now a Wallace woman is also behind bars for sex crimes with the same victim. Full story...
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Visitation for 2-year-old boy run over by car Friday; Likely no charges filed

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videoA funeral service for 2-year-old Carter L. Gilson is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. at Coble Ward-Smith funeral home. Investigators say Carter was run over by 28-year-old Stevie Wallace over the weekend in a private driveway. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Accused rapist's ex wife says he's manipulative, liar

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videoThe Pender County Sheriff's Office arrested of Ralph Thomas Smith, 42 of Willard, on Monday. Smith was charged after an alleged incident was reported to social services and the sheriffs office in which Smith had sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl. Full story...
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Officers graduate from training for handling mental health issues

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videoSome area law enforcement officers celebrated today the completion of special training. Some say recent situations involving police force would have turned out differently if officers would have gone through this course. Full story...
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Second suspect arrested in Burgaw car break-ins

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videoA second suspect wanted in connection with a string of car break-ins this spring is in jail after being arrested yesterday. Full story...
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Wallace man charged with sex crimes against child he lived with

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videoA Wallace man faces charges for sex crimes against a young boy who deputies say he lived with when the offenses happened. Pender County detectives say Carlos Martinez, 39, committed the crimes against the child, who is 4-years-old, on May 10, just a day before Mother's Day. Full story...
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Facebook page may provide insight into alleged arsonist

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videoInvestigators say a man is in custody accused of setting a fire last night at a home with two people inside. Brandon Combs, 27, is in jail charged with arson and injury to real property. Tonight we're learning more about Combs's online personality. Full story...
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Four teens charged for having drugs at school

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The Pender County Sheriff's Office says four teen have been charged for having drugs on campus. According to a news release, Wednesday administrators and the school resource officer at Penderlea School got a tip there was marijuana at the school. Full story...
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Deputies find man, woman passed out in car with engine running

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videoA man and woman are behind bars facing drug charges after deputies say they found the two passed out inside a car with the engine still running. Full story...
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UPDATED: SBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Pender County

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videoDistrict Attorney Ben David says the State Bureau of Investigation is looking into an officer-involved shooting that happened in Pender County over the weekend. Sunday night and a trooper with Highway Patrol shot and killed Maynard Thomas, 67, after investigators say Thomas pointed pulled his gun on them. Full story...
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Pender Co. jail officer fired after arrest in Wilmington

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videoA Pender County Jail officer is out of a job after being arrested yesterday morning in Wilmington. Full story...
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Pender Co. sheriff candidate charged with DWI

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videoA candidate for Pender County Sheriff faces some legal troubles of his own. Highway Patrol arrested Scott Lawson, 49, over the weekend for DWI and reckless driving. Full story...
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Pender County man faces child sex charges

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The Pender County Sheriff's Office arrested a man Friday for sex crimes against a child. Full story...
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