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Archive for November, 2009

Searchers find body of missing 5-year-old girl

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

ALYSIA PATTERSONAssociated Press

Fayetteville Police spokeswoman Theresa Chance told The Associated Press that searchers found Shaniya Davis’ body southeast of Sanford in central North Carolina.

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Bailiff under custody after alleged assault accusations

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

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A former New Hanover County bailiff is now in the custody of the Sheriff’s department. He’s accused of assaulting his estranged wife, a domestic violence detective with the Wilmington Police Department. Nicholas Dillon fled the scene early Sunday morning, but told WWAY Monday, he planned to turn himself in.

Nicholas Dillon worked part-time for the New Hanover County Sheriff’s department. Working as a bailiff at the county court house. Police said he was well aware of the laws he allegedly broke.

Sargeant John Keel said, “It gives us a bad name, it gives us a black eye. Because we are supposed to uphold the law and protect the public, so when things like this happen it gives us a bad name.”

Dillon fled the Willows subdivision in Leland, after allegedly assaulting his estranged wife Adrienne Dillon. Turns out, she is a Domestic Violence Detective at Wilmington Police Department. Working hand in hand with victims.

Sources said the two are legally married, but recently separated. We spoke with Dillon on the phone Monday morning. All he would say is that there are two sides to this story.

“It is a domestic, which is one of the more severe misdeameanor charges. And he is law enforcement too,” said Keel.

Dillon won’t face any additional charges because he is a member of law enforcement. But he was terminated from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department almost immediately after Sheriff McMahon got word of what happened. He told us he has a zero tolerance level for any type of domestic violence.

Now that Dillon is in the custody of the Sheriff’s department, it is up to law enforcement to protect the alleged victim. The Wilmington Police Department will not comment on the case until charges have been filed.

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videoA former New Hanover County bailiff is now in the custody of the Sheriff’s department. He’s accused of assaulting his estranged wife, a domestic violence detective with the Wilmington Police Department.

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18-year-old faces robbery charges after Market Street incident

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Wilmington | A an 18-year-old Wilmington man faces charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery after an incident Friday on Market Street.The victim, a juvenile, told police he was walking in the 1700 block of Market street at 5:43 p.m. Friday when he was approached by two men.

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5 arrested in connection with Pender drug ring

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Burgaw | Pender County sheriff’s deputies arrested five people and broke up a prescription drug ring, according to a statement released Monday.

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Outgoing Brunswick schools superintendent Katie McGee hunts jobs close to home

Monday, November 16th, 2009

By Ana Ribeiro,Ana.Ribeiro@StarNewsOnline.com

In an Oct. 14 message printed from the school system’s public e-mail terminal, McGee wrote to a fellow superintendent that she will job-hunt in South Carolina, “where I can start again with the knowledge obtained in Brunswick.”

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