Statement by Sheriff Ronald E. Hewett:
"This statement will confirm that on Thursday, June 7, 2007, I was served with a subpoena to appear before a federal grand jury in Raleigh later this month it is my understanding that other subpoenas have been issued and served on other individuals, including members of the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office and members of my re-election campaign committee.
"I do not know what the focus of this investigation is at this time. I intend to cooperate fully with this investigation. I have not been accused of, nor charged with, any wrongdoing.
"I do not have any further information. However, I will make additional statements as more information becomes available."