Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Hoggard High School SRO officer placed on paid leave after arrest

Wilmington Police Department Officer Michael Christopher Scott was arrested after a domestic incident. (Port City Daily photo | BENJAMIN SCHACHTMAN)
Wilmington Police Department Officer Michael Christopher Scott was arrested after a domestic incident. (Port City Daily photo | BENJAMIN SCHACHTMAN)

WILMINGTON — A Wilmington Police Officer is now on paid leave following his arrest for a domestic incident in Brunswick County.

Officer Michael Christopher Scott was arrested by Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies after a dispute with his wife, who took out a warrant against him. Scott was charged with communicating threats and damaging personal property; he was released the same day.

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According to WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley Thompson, “Officer Scott is currently on Administrative Leave with pay pending the outcome of the charges filed against him and an internal affairs investigation. He was an SRO (school resource officer) at Hoggard High School.”

According to Rawley Thompson, Scott was first hired on Jan. 27, 2014. His current salary is $39,464.88.

Scott will appear in court on Thursday morning, Feb. 8, in Brunswick County.

Rawley Thompson said Wilmington Police Department would issue no further comment. New Hanover County Schools did not respond to a request for comment.


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