FAIR BLUFF, NC (WECT) - Minutes from Fair Bluff's town council meeting in August show everything council members discussed, and some of that information could shed more light on allegations being made by citizens against some of their town council members.
The meeting minutes show council members discussed a dispute between Police Chief Justin Hewett, who recently resigned on short notice, and a local tower, Ray Fowler.
Police dropped Fowler from the town's towing rotation after he claims Fowler released a vehicle that was under criminal investigation.
On Sept. 3, Police charged Fowler with obstruction of justice. That was only four days before Hewett abruptly quit.
A council member voiced his opinion that support should be given to local businesses, and Fowler should be back on the rotating list.
After the meeting, Mayor Randy Britt was to meet with Hewett and Fowler to discuss the disagreement. But weeks later, Fowler was charged and Hewett was out.
Ray Fowler did not want to talk with us on camera, but he did say that he did not know the vehicle was being held at his business for an investigation until after he released it.
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