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Pender County Sheriff's Office

Pender deputy defends how animal shelter is run

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video We've reported before about problems at the Pender County Animal Shelter. Now shelter volunteers are unhappy with the facility's management, and they blame the sheriff's deputy now in charge. Lt. Keith Ramsey says he's just following protocol. Full story...
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Sheriff's offices offer help as Bladen Co. mourns fallen deputy

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As sheriff's deputies in Bladen County go to a colleague's funeral tomorrow, sheriff's offices from surrounding counties will lend a helping hand. Full story...
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Woman accused of robbing a convenience store

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A woman is accused of robbing a Scotchman store in Maple Hill with a metal file. It happened around 4:00 a.m. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Woman thinks hog farm may have contributed to death of mother, uncle

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video A Pender County family is searching for answers after the death of a brother and sister. Annie and Warren Gore were found dead in their homes in Willard Saturday after complaining about flu-like symptoms. Relatives say they might know where the disease came from. Full story...
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Brother and sister found dead in Willard, family says they died from the flu

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videoPender County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the deaths of a brother and sister from Willard. Their bodies were found off Highway 11 in Pender County Saturday evening. Full story...
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UPDATE: Arrest made in high speed chase, all caught on SABLE camera

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video What started as a stolen vehicle investigation, led to a chase that began in Pender County and ended in New Hanover County Thursday night. Once the suspect took off on foot, the SABLE helicopter was called out to help with the search. Full story...
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Pender deputies check rumor of disruption at Topsail High School

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Pender County Sheriff's deputies are at Topsail High School after the staff heard rumors of what a school district spokeswoman called "a disruption" during the school day. Full story...
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New law lets sheriff's office seize vehicle involved in chase last week

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videoCriminals who run from flashing lights face more punishment than just spending time behind bars. The "Run and You're Done" law that went into effect in December, allows law enforcement to seize chase vehicles and sell them at auctions. All the money goes to the county school board. Full story...
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UPDATE: Suspect wanted by FBI Task Force faces numerous charges

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Donald-Ray Edtuan Davis faces several charges, including maintain vehicle/dwelling/place for controlled substances, possess drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine, felony possession of cocaine and manufacture cocaine. He is in jail under a $513,000 secured bond. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former Pender deputy gets split decision on sex charges

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During closing arguments the defense successfully argued former Pender Co. Sheriff's Capt. Mark Sloan did not commit solicitation of prostitution because state law says prostitution involves intercourse, which the state defines as involving a man and a woman. Full story...
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Autopsy: Murder victim shot twice

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Investigators say a man killed yesterday in Hampstead died of two gunshot wounds. Full story...
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Hampstead man arrested after death of his step-father

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video A family controversy leads to a breaking and entering and a murder. It happened in the northern part of Hampstead early Wednesday morning. Full story...
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Pender murder case goes to grand jury

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A Pender County murder case is headed to a grand jury. Deputies say 34-year-old Michael Grant shot and killed his neighbor Anthony Wayne Edens August 31 and later fired at officers during a standoff. Full story...
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One dead, another in custody after overnight shooting in Rocky Point

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video It happened around 10:30 p.m. on Brighton Road in the Summit Ridge neighborhood. The Pender County Sheriff's Office says when deputies arrived at the home of Michael Grant the 34-year-old fired a gun at the deputies. Full story...
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Couple charged after chase in power company truck stolen from Irene clean-up

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The clean-up in Pender County was slowed yesterday after a couple allegedly stole a Four County EMC truck and started a chase that ended two counties away. Full story...
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