Carolina Beach Chief's Wife Charged With Assaulting Cop

The wife of Carolina Beach's retiring police chief has been charged with assaulting a police officer.

Fifty-five-year-old Darlene Younginer of Wilmington turned herself in earlier on charges of communicating threats and assault on a government official.

The director of Carolina Beach's ocean rescue program accused Younginer of threatening the officer and hitting her. Alicia Lachance obtained a warrant Saturday against Younginer, accusing her of confronting the officer Nov. 8.

The town's ocean rescue program is operated by the police department.

Police Chief William Younginer announced his retirement earlier this month. Lachance announced her resignation the same day.

Town officials say they investigated Darlene Younginer's claim of an affair between her husband and Lachance but found no evidence of an affair.

It was not clear if Younginer has a lawyer.


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  • by Donna on Nov 23, 2011 at 12:33 PM
    Well it may be her personal business but it became public when she hit the officer. (of course I can't say I wouldn't have done the same thing given the circumstances)
  • by Anonymous on Nov 23, 2011 at 12:30 PM
    If she resigned then she is not a cop.
  • by PB Location: Greene Co on Nov 23, 2011 at 08:50 AM
    Atleast she did'nt use crazy glue on her husband!
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      by 40some on Nov 23, 2011 at 02:43 PM in reply to PB
      Where'd you hear that story? I heard the very lady that did it herself.
  • by Richard Location: Edenton on Nov 23, 2011 at 08:25 AM
    What an article.
  • by Miranda Location: Greenville on Nov 23, 2011 at 06:05 AM
    Just like in the military...your spouse is an extension of you...way to tarnish your husbands name as he is retiring...I bet he's real happy with his wife right now!
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      by Anonymous on Nov 24, 2011 at 05:14 AM in reply to Miranda
      Are you kidding me? Your a husband's dream. Cheat on you all day long. What if he really is cheating? What do you think his wife deserves?
  • by Always Amazed Location: Close By on Nov 23, 2011 at 05:52 AM
    It always amazes me how peoples person business makes the news!
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      by Woof on Nov 23, 2011 at 06:11 AM in reply to Always Amazed
      Same as it ever was. A hundred years ago the Daily Reflector used to have articles about where individual citizens went on vacation. Crazy man, crazy.
      • reply
        by Anonymous on Nov 23, 2011 at 10:57 PM in reply to Woof
        Yes, it was called the "Society Page!"
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