Former Brunswick Co. sheriff out of federal prison

Posted by Heather Setzler - bio|email

BRUNSWICK CO., NC (WECT) - Former Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett is out of federal prison.

Hewett was released Thursday from the Butner Prison Complex and has been placed in a halfway house.  There is no word where that halfway house is located.

Last November, Hewett received a 16-month sentence after he pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice. He was released early because of good behavior.

To see a dozen previous reports about Hewett's charges and trial, click here.

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