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Sheriff's Deputy Resigns After Being Charged with DWI

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
Managing Editor

NEW HANOVER CTY - According to the New Hanover County Sheriff's Department, Deputy Craig Blackmon was charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) early Saturday morning November 16th.
According to a press release issued by the Sheriff's Department, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Alcohol Field Enforcement (SAFE) Unit was conducting routine patrol when the SAFE deputy came into contact with Blackmon and he was subsequently charged with DWI. 
According to Corporal J. L. Augst, "Blackmon resigned from the Sheriff’s Office before the internal investigation began.  Sheriff McMahon stated “I continue to stand firm on my position concerning alcohol related incidents”. Blackmon was a nine year veteran with the Sheriff’s Office."
Earlier this month Sheriff Ed McMahon terminated Deputy Reed Roberts for his conduct while off duty on October 31, 2013. 
Roberts was at his home located in Pender County awaiting a utilities technician to restore power back to his home.  Once the technician arrived and began reconnecting the utilities an altercation ensued between Roberts and the technician ultimately resulting in Roberts discharging his Taser.  An internal investigation was conducted and it was determined that Roberts violated Sheriff’s Office Policy.  Sheriff McMahon stated “I continue to hold my Deputies to a higher standard, and I will not tolerate this type of behavior”.