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Moore County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Family,

Received an email from the District Attorney’s Office regarding the professional and careful handling of a strangulation case by Deputy Jaime Rizzuto.

The victim met with our Assistant District Attorney and said “she could not stop talking about how impressed she was” with Deputy Rizzuto.

The victim had prior out-of-state domestic experiences with law enforcement and she said “she had never been treated so well. She wanted Jamie to know how much she appreciated her professionalism and compassion.”

“Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.”

Great work Jaime!

Very proud to be a part of this awesome family.

Sheriff Neil Godfrey
2017-10-21T05:27:43+0000
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Moore County Sheriff’s Office presents key social-media topics to Pinecrest High School Students. from Moore County Sheriff's Office : Nixle local.nixle.com      Moore County Sheriff’s Office presents key social-media topics to Pinecrest High School Students.        Moore County Sheriff’s Deputies, ...
2017-10-21T05:27:17+0000
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First Annual Moore County Community Fun Walk/Run. from Moore County Sheriff's Office : Nixle local.nixle.com First Annual Moore County Community Fun Walk/Run.     Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey will be hosting Moore County’s First Annual Community Fun Walk/Run on Saturday November 4th, ...
2017-10-21T05:27:00+0000
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Southern Pines Police Department SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASE

On Thursday, October 19, 2017, dedicated members of the Southern Pines Police Department continued to relentlessly pursue leads on several investigations that, in spite of uncooperative victims and witnesses, warranted further investigation to protect the law abiding citizens in our community. At 11:30 am, members of the Investigation Division from the Southern Pines Police Department followed investigative leads which focused their attention to a home located at 160 Tray Street in Southern Pines, NC.

As Detectives approached a vehicle in front of 160 Tray Street, a strong odor of marijuana was emanating from the vehicle. This vehicle was occupied by the driver, Shamonique Arnee Campbell and passenger Shalijwaan Ris Smith. As Shalijwaan Ris Smith stepped from the vehicle a large bag of marijuana fell to the ground from his lap. Officers observed that Shalijwaan Ris Smith had been sitting inside the vehicle concealing under his buttocks, a loaded .40 caliber Smith and Wesson semi-automatic firearm. Shalijwaan Ris Smith is currently awaiting trial for a prior offense of possession of a firearm with an altered serial number and drug charges; and also has a past conviction for possessing a stolen firearm.

Detectives requested the assistance of the Patrol Division from the Southern Pines Police Department, along with assistance from Probation/Parole Officers from the NC Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction, and Juvenile Justice. A search warrant was subsequently executed on the home at 160 Tray Street. In addition to the firearm noted above, also recovered in this investigation was 84 grams of marijuana, 9 grams of cocaine, a stolen SWD M11/9 firearm along with a 30 round magazine, a 100 round drum magazine and a silencer. Multiple rounds of ammunition were found to be hidden in air vents located throughout the home. Immanuel Jarie Brown, a convicted felon, was arrested for the drug and firearms violations. Immanuel Jarie Brown is currently on probation following a conviction for possessing a stolen firearm along with possessing narcotics.

During this investigation, at the home located at 160 Tray Street, officers located the 17 year old male who reported to the Southern Pines Police Department on Monday, October 16, 2017, that he was shot by an unknown individual and then subsequently refused to cooperate with any police investigation. Detectives determined that this male had, in fact, accidently shot himself while seated in a vehicle in the Lowes Food parking lot on Old Morganton Road in Southern Pines, NC and was not shot by an unknown suspect. The .22 caliber semi-automatic firearm used to inflict this injury was recovered as well. This firearm also had an altered serial number. This investigation is ongoing.

The following arrests were made on October 19, 2017:

Immanuel Jarie Brown, 21 years of age from Southern Pines North Carolina was charged with Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Marijuana, Maintaining a Dwelling for Controlled Substances, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Possession of a Stolen Firearm. Immanuel Jarie Brown was incarcerated in the Moore County Detention Center, held under a $150,000 bond.

Shalijwaan Ris Smith, 23 years of age from Southern Pines North Carolina was charged with Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Marijuana, Maintaining a Vehicle for Controlled Substances, and Carrying a Concealed Handgun. Shalijwaan Ris Smith was incarcerated in the Moore County Detention Center, held under a $75,000 bond.

This investigation is active and ongoing and additional arrests are anticipated. The Southern Pines Police Department will also be working closely with Federal Law Enforcement agencies pursuing Federal charges/prosecution in this investigation.

Please join me in acknowledging and thanking all the officers involved in this investigation. The bravery and unwavering commitment to our law abiding citizens displayed by these officers is worthy of praise from the entire community. Thank a police officer today, it makes a difference!

Chief Bob Temme
2017-10-20T14:38:58+0000
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Moore County Sheriff's Office Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey and his Command Team partner with Habitat for Humanity on a build project.

Sheriff Godfrey, Chief Deputy Rodriguez, CPT Mackey, CPT Medlin, CPT Hart, CPT, Furr and CPT Fleece took time out of their schedule to help Habitat for Humanity with a project located on N. Gaines Street in Southern Pines.
2017-10-20T14:34:12+0000
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Moore County Sheriff's Office On Wednesday Oct 25, 2017, the Moore County Sheriff’s Office and members of the community will come together in a friendly, informal environment to discuss community issues, build relationships and enjoy a good cup of coffee.

All community members are invited to attend.

The hours of the event will be from 9:30 am to 11:00 am on Wednesday October 25th, 2017 at Crossroads Coffee: 133 Main St, Vass, NC 28394.

Coffee with a Deputy provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the Sheriff Office’s work in Moore County. The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship-building with the community and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Deputy is intended to break down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between deputies, police officers and community members, one cup of coffee at a time.

For further information, please contact Captain Wes Hart at email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (910) 947-2931.
2017-10-20T14:33:49+0000
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Moore County Crime Rate decreased by 18% under the leadership of Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey. from Moore County Sheriff's Office : Nixle local.nixle.com Moore County Crime Rate decreased by 18% under the leadership of Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey.        Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey recently received his North ...
2017-10-19T12:57:30+0000
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Southern Pines Police Department On Tuesday, October 17th, SPPD Crime Scene Technician (CST) T. Price visited a group of preschoolers and taught them about fingerprints. The children were delighted when they saw their fingerprints "magically" appear with special powder.
2017-10-19T12:54:53+0000
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Southern Pines Police Department The Southern Pines Police Department welcomes Bill List to the Southern Pines Police Department family. Bill will start working with our department on Monday, October 23, 2017, as our Community Services Coordinator/Accreditation Manager.
2017-10-19T12:54:26+0000
Sandhills411 Traffic Alert: An accident on 15/501 near Page Road has traffic blocked in both directions. Please avoid this area if possible. thanks to Aberdeen Times for the alert.
2017-10-18T18:44:52+0000

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