Sheriff Hewett Speaks About Investigation

BRUNSWICK COUNTY--  Sheriff Ronald Hewett shared some of his thoughts with WECT Monday about the ongoing investigation of his office and the subpoena he was served last week.

He said he did not know the nature of the subpoena and could not comment on it, but he has retained the advice of counsel and is maintaining his everyday occupational responsibilities.

The document, just a few pages long, requests payroll records and personal documents dating back seven years.  It names 36 people and buisnesses, including Hewett's family and District Attorney Rex Gore.

"This is just an investigation, no one has been charged or ordered to do anything. Other than the subpoena, we don't know and no one is required to tell us what the documents are looking for," said Brunswick County Attorney Huey Marshall.

The sheriff spoke candidly with WECT's Kelli O'Hara on Monday, saying the investigation is the worst thing that has ever happened to him.

He says Brunswick County is his home and he loves the community. He says he will continue to pray with his family for a resolution to the matter and wants the truth to be revealed.

Hewett will testify before a grand jury June 20 and 21.

Reported by Kelli O'Hara