Pender County Sheriff’s Office searching for ‘extremely dangerous’ murder suspect

William Dean Hewett is wanted for murder in Pender County. (Photo: PCSO)

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Pender County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man wanted for allegedly murdering his estranged girlfriend.

William Dean Hewett, 54, is charged with First Degree Murder in the death of Brandy Lynn Price. According to a news release sent Sunday, Price’s body was found by witnesses on College Street on Atkinson.

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Hewett was reportedly last seen in Brunswick County in the Shallotte/Ocean Isle Beach area. He was operating a 2003 red Ford Ranger single cab pickup truck. It has a flareside style bed with a camper shell and North Carolina license plate TEP-9431.

PCSO says Hewett has ties to Brunswick and Pender Counties and coastal South Carolina. He should be considered “armed and extremely dangerous.”

If you see him, you are asked to call police.

Sheriff Alan Cutler is asking for anyone with information regarding this homicide investigation to contact Detective-Sergeant Steve Clinard or Detective Eric Short at 910-259-1212.