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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

[NC] Almost immediately FIRED Deputy Dillon charged with assaulting his Domestic Violence Police Detective wife


...[New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputy] Nicholas Dillon fled the scene early Sunday morning, but told WWAY Monday, he planned to turn himself in... Police said he was well aware of the laws he allegedly broke... "It gives us a bad name, it gives us a black eye... 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...  “As soon as I was informed of this incident, Dillon's employment was immediately terminated... I will not tolerate this type of behavior”... Now that Dillon is in the custody of the Sheriff's department, it is up to law enforcement to protect the alleged victim...

NEW HANOVER DEPUTY FIRED, CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING WIFE
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: November 17, 2009
LELAND - A North Carolina sheriff's deputy has been accused of assaulting his estranged wife. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says it has fired 28-year-old Nicholas Dillon. The Star-News of Wilmington reported Tuesday that Dillon is charged with assault on a female in neighboring Brunswick County. Dillon's wife is a Wilmington police detective who investigates domestic violence cases. Leland Police Lt. Karl Smith said the woman was hit in the face and ribs outside her home in Leland... [LINK]

BAILIFF UNDER CUSTODY AFTER ALLEGED ASSAULT ACCUSATIONS
WWAY
16 November 2009 - 7:31pm.
[Excerpts] 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... 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 [A.D.]. 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... [Full article here]

NEW HANOVER SHERIFF FIRES DEPUTY CHARGED WITH HITTING ESTRANGED WIFE
StarNewsOnline.com
By Dave Reynolds
November 16, 2009
[Excerpts] Leland police are searching for a New Hanover County sheriff's deputy who is accused of assaulting his estranged wife Sunday. Nicholas Dillon, 28, is wanted on a warrant for assault on a female after he allegedly assaulted his estranged wife, said Leland Police Lt. Karl Smith. Dillon's wife is Wilmington Police Detective [A.D.]... New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon said Dillon was fired from his job after the allegation of an off-duty assault. “As soon as I was informed of this incident, Dillon's employment was immediately terminated,” McMahon said in a statement. “I will not tolerate this type of behavior.” Nicholas Dillon, a Burgaw resident, went to his estranged wife's house sometime from 3 to 4 a.m. Sunday and struck [A.D.] in the face and ribs outside the house... Leland police responded as soon as they received a call. [A.D.] was treated and released from the hospital... Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne said his police force is working closely with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office to find the suspect. “We're hopeful we'll be able to locate him by the end of the day”... The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is assisting the Leland Police Department with the case... [Full article here]

FIRED NEW HANOVER COUNTY DEPUTY ARRESTED ON ASSAULT CHARGES
starnewsonline.com
Shannan Bowen
November 17, 2009
[Excerpts] Nicholas Dillon, the former New Hanover County deputy charged with assault on a female after allegedly assaulting his estranged wife, was taken into custody Monday night by the Leland Police Department on an outstanding warrant. He is being held without bond in the Brunswick County jail as of Tuesday morning, pending a first appearance in court. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office assisted the police department in locating Dillon... Nicholas Dillon was fired by the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office afternoon as a result of the allegation of an off-duty assault, New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon said. [Full article here]
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