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Brunswick deputy arrested, fired

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit has arrested Timothy Paul Caulder, 36, of Bostic Place in Shallotte and a deputy with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, for two counts of soliciting crimes against nature, two counts of soliciting for prostitution, and one count of willful failure to discharge duties.

The charges are a result of a two-week internal investigation by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office of Professional Standards, which referred the investigation to the Drug Enforcement Unit.

“We as law enforcement officers are not above the law,” Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram said. “We will not tolerate anyone from this agency to abuse their position.”

Caulder was hired as a detention center deputy on Dec. 19, 2011, at a salary of $28,798 and was promoted to road deputy on Aug. 20, 2012. His current salary is $36,897.

Caulder’s position with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office has been terminated effective immediately.

Caulder is currently being held in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $2,500 bond.

This is a criminal investigation and any inquiries should be referred to the District Attorney's Office.