Deputy Dismissed Following Off-Duty Assault

NEW HANOVER – A New Hanover County Sheriff’s Deputy has been dismissed following an off-duty assault. The incident, which occurred in Brunswick County, is being investigated by the Leland Police Department.


Nicholas Ryan Dillon, 28, was employed as an inactive Special Deputy in March of 2007. On August 27, 2009, Dillon was assigned to the Support Services Division and has been working part-time.

“As soon as I was informed of this incident, Dillon’s employment was immediately terminated. I will not tolerate this type of behavior”, said Sheriff McMahon.

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Leland Police Department with their on-going investigation.

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