Former Sheriff Ron Hewett could leave prison early

Posted by Debra Worley - email

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Former Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett could be released from Federal Prison early.

In November 2008, the 46-year-old was sentenced to a 16-month term, but because of good behavior he is slated to be released in January.

Hewett's attorney said the former sheriff could be moved to a half way house in Wilmington any day.

Hewett is in prison after pleading guilty to an obstruction of justice charge, that stemmed from allegations that he interfered with a grand jury investigation into his department.


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