|Office of the Sheriff of Harnett County|
Sheriff Wayne Coats
PO Box 399
175 Bain Street, Lillington, NC 27546
Phone: 910-893-9111 • Fax: 910-893-6450
July 6, 2016
After receiving information concerning the activities of Paul Shane Durazo, a Detective, I ordered an Internal Investigation. On June 23, 2016, Detective Durazo was terminated from the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office. On June 23, 2016, I informed District Attorney Vernon Stewart of the results of the Internal Investigation. We concluded based on the internal investigation that we would ask for the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation to conduct an investigation to determine if any criminal activity has occurred.
I am not able to provide any additional information because of the on-going investigations.