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Pender County Sheriff's Office

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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Pender County gives new life to old Topsail High School

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video The old Topsail High School will breathe new life after Pender County commissioners today broke ground on renovations to make it the home of Pender County's Eastern Annex Building. Full story...
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Wallace man charged with raping Pender Co. teen

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Pender County investigators have charged a Wallace man with statutory rape. The Pender County Sheriff's Office charged Dustin Dewayne Raynor, 21, Monday. Full story...
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Admitted rapist sentenced to prison, deportation

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videoInvestigators in Pender County say an admitted rapist is heading to prison and then back to his home country. Pender County Sheriff's Det. John Leathearwood says Nazario Rojas Bautista pleaded guilty today to second degree rape and second degree sexual offense. Full story...
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Inmate death investigated in Pender County

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The death of an inmate in Pender County is under state investigation and an internal review. The Pender County Sheriff's Office says at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, a detention officer making rounds found Zachary Bruns, 18, unresponsive. Full story...
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Pender man charged with trying to kill wife under $1M bond

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videoA Pender County man is in jail charged with trying to kill his wife last month. The Sheriff's Office says Tommy Wayne Smith, 51, is charged with attempted first degree murder, assault by strangulation, first degree sexual offense and other crimes. Full story...
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Burgaw police break up ruckus

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videoAccording to the Burgaw Police Department, officers responded to a call Sunday afternoon where they found a large crowd. Officers attempted to disperse the crowd but, the group refused to obey lawful orders. Full story...
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Man wanted in theft of presents

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videoA Rocky Point man is wanted in connection with the theft of a family's Christmas presents, according to the Pender County Sheriff's Office. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Man searches for his dog's killer

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videoA man is searching for the driver who killed his dog and nearly ran him over too during a Christmas evening walk. Full story...
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Teen arrested for drugs on school bus

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The Pender County Sheriff's Office says yesterday it was investigating disorderly conduct on a school bus at the end of the day at Trask High School in Rocky Point. That's when deputies say they found Qu'ran Jevon Robinson had packaged marijuana. Full story...
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Warrants: Money embezzled from Cancer Society used for lavish life

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video New details have emerged about the alleged embezzlement of more than $68,000 by a former American Cancer Society employee. Investigators say that during a 10-month period in which Wendy Perdue had control of an unauthorized America Cancer Society checking account, she stole money to live a frivolous lifestyle. Full story...
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SBI investigating death of Pender County Jail inmate

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videoThe SBI is investigating after an inmate in the Pender County Jail died this morning. A Pender County Sheriff's Office spokesman says jail staff found Norris Winfred Murphy, 51, of Burgaw unresponsive on the floor of his cell Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fired deputy charged with assault

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videoA fired New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy has been charged with simple assault. The Pender County Clerk of Court's office says Reed Roberts was served Friday for an offense that happened Thursday, according to court records. Full story...
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