Haywood County Sheriff's Office

Welcome to the Haywood County Sheriff's Office

Office of the People

Welcome to the Haywood County Sheriff's Office

Office of the People
Haywood County Sheriff's Office

Welcome to the Haywood County Sheriff's Office

Office of the People

Welcome to the Haywood County Sheriff's Office

Office of the People

Message from the Sheriff

“ I am honored to serve the people of Haywood County with leadership, integrity, and strength. I want every citizen to rest well knowing that we will defend your God given rights protected by our Constitution with everything we have. My door will always be open to you, the people of Haywood County; the Sheriff’s office is your office, and I am privileged to have your trust to serve in it. May God bless you, Haywood County, the State of North Carolina and may God bless the United States of America.”

Sheriff Bill Wilke

The Haywood County Sheriff’s Office is an office of the people.

Our Mission

The Haywood County Sheriff’s Office will use every resource at our disposal to protect our God given rights as intended by our federal and state constitutions; to suppress crime and bring perpetrators before a court of law affording all due process; to maintain a safe, efficient, and effective detention center; to work with and promote the efficiency of our court system; to promote the well-being of our county in every way possible; to provide the most effective and professional services possible; and to carry with us and display the integrity and transparency of our actions as we serve.

Our Vision

The men and women of the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office seek excellence in Leadership for the communities we serve, Integrity in the actions we take whether in public or private, and Strength in making decisions that support our mission.

About Us

The Haywood County Sheriff’s Office is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week regardless of holidays or adverse weather conditions. We seek to diligently maintain the highest level of integrity, honor, and professionalism during any and all situations.

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Haywood County Sheriff's Office - North Carolina

Haywood County Sheriff's Office - North Carolina

The Haywood County Sheriff's Office is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week regardless of holidays or adverse weather conditions. We diligently seek to maintain the highest level of integrity, honor, and professionalism during any and all situations.

🛑 PHONE SCAM ALERT ‼️We have had more reports of an individual calling and claiming to be from the Haywood County Sheriff's Office. They are trying to convince our citizens to pay them money or go to jail. THIS IS A SCAM. No one from our office will ever call and request money for any reason. You may also reach out to law enforcement if you feel you have been a victim of this scam. You can reach the Haywood County Sheriff's Office Non-Emergency line at 828-452-6600. You may also find more information and report the scam on the Federal Trade Commission website below:consumer.ftc.gov/features/how-avoid-imposter-scams ... See MoreSee Less
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District Attorney Ashley Hornsby Welch today announced that a Haywood County jury found a defendant guilty of stalking a couple and, during one of the incidents, pointing a pistol at a deputy.On Feb. 11, 2023, Earl Mitchell Phillips, 72, of Waynesville, parked his truck, lights off, near the couple’s home and in view of their house. One of the victims and a neighbor heard a gun being fired. A judge had previously forbade Phillips to contact the victims as a condition of conviction for stalking after he assaulted the wife. He was told to have no contact and to stay at least 100 yards from the couple’s residence.When Phillips defied the order and showed up on Feb. 11, 2022, the wife called 911.Haywood County Deputy Zach Wood and Deputy Michael Elkins arrived at the scene. They discovered Phillips sitting in his truck on a nearby logging road. When the deputies approached the truck, Phillips pointed a revolver at Wood’s head.Phillips told the deputies, “It’s my gun I’ll point it where I want.”He complied with an order to drop the revolver, but resisted being handcuffed. A few days prior, on Feb. 8, 2023, the couple reported Phillips had parked his truck in the middle of the road near their home, a violation of the judge’s order. There also was a stalking incident on Feb. 7, 2023, when he drove several times – slowly – by the residence.Jury members found Phillips guilty of felony assault of a law enforcement officer; felony stalking and misdemeanor resisting public officer.Superior Court Judge William T. Stetzer sentenced Phillips to an active prison term of 60 to 84 months for the assault with a firearm on a law enforcement officer, consolidating the misdemeanor resist charge for the purpose of sentencing; plus, handed down six to 17 months suspended for stalking and 36 months of supervised probation. Assistant District Attorney Jeff Jones prosecuted the case. ... See MoreSee Less
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𝙃𝘾𝙎𝙊 𝙄𝙉𝙁𝙊𝙍𝙈𝘼𝙏𝙄𝙊𝙉 𝙍𝙀𝙇𝙀𝘼𝙎𝙀[July 9, 2024]Haywood County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to 6232 Panther Creek Road, Clyde NC, just before 8:00 am on July 8, 2024, for a female who appeared to be deceased inside the residence. Upon arrival, deputies located two additional deceased individuals, another female, and a male. We have received several questions from the community about rumors of a manhunt. Sheriff Wilke wants the Fines Creek and Panther Creek communities to know they are safe. This was an isolated incident, and there has never been a manhunt nor is there a threat to the community. Our office does still believe the suspect to be one of the deceased. The deceased are identified as Olivia Stroupe, 49 of Clyde, Robyn Moriarty, 62 of Clyde and originally from Maryland, and Jason Brunner, 42 of Maryland. This continues to be an active and ongoing investigation and to protect the integrity of this case no further details can be released at this time.### ... See MoreSee Less
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🇺🇸 HAPPY 4th of JULY 🇺🇸May everyone have a safe and wonderful Independence Day! Be sure to enjoy one of the many festivities in our county over the next several days. 🚒🚑🚓 Thanks to all of the public safety personnel that are working these events and keeping them safe! 🚒🚑🚓 ... See MoreSee Less
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