Sheriff Hewett indicted with embezzlement, obstruction


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Submitted: Tue, 04/01/2008 - 7:15pm
Updated: Thu, 07/10/2014 - 1:18am
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BOLIVIA — Removed from office last week, Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett was indicted on four criminal charges today.

Hewett's problems have grown dramatically since a federal investigation was launched in June. As that process was dragging on in Raleigh, many of Hewett's own deputies were helping to amass a case against him here at home.

Ron Hewett entered the courtroom flanked by his lawyers — a courtroom with many of his supporters present.

But this time Hewett sat on the defendant's side of the room, the prosecutor not his ally but his accuser.

Angie Robinson said she wasn't there for the sheriff, she was there for her lifelong friend "Ronnie" and to hear if his suspension would be made permanent. That would become the lesser of his problems.

 

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There was a stunning shift of directions in that courtroom. What started as a hearing on his suspension turned into a presentation of criminal charges against Ron Hewett: three counts of embezzlement and one count of obstruction of justice — all of which carry lengthy prison terms if convicted.

 

The three embezzlement counts by a public official involve using more than $1,300 in county money to paint campaign signs, guard his home and do work on his property.

The obstruction count accuses Hewett of ordering a detective not to arrest a relative of the sheriff in a child molestation case because it could be politically damaging.

Some were surprised by the timing.

District Attorney Rex Gore said, "The criminal process and the petition to remove were moving on parallel tracks. We got the petition to remove ready last week and filed that knowing we had scheduled the grand jury hearing for the true bills that were returned today."

As deputies looked on, the man who had been their boss was ordered not to have contact with any of them who had sworn affidavits against him. All guns were ordered removed from his possession, and Judge Ola Lewis set a $25,000 secured bond.

Ron Hewett had nothing to say as he and his wife left the court house, but those who watched the proceedings had some strong opinions.

Courtroom spectator Erica Ramsey said, "I'm glad that they got him on this, and I wish someone would look — it goes farther than this, I'm pretty sure."

Courtroom spectator Joyce Elliott said, "I'm sick at heart. I've know Ronnie for a long time. I was a fifth grade teacher when he was a DARE officer. He did a lot of good things for Brunswick County. If he was guilty I'd have to hear him admit it to believe it."

Unless there's some kind of plea bargain deal looming, that will become the task of a jury.

Hewett could face more than 12 years in prison if convicted on all counts. No charges have yet been filed in the federal investigation.

The hearing on his suspension has been rescheduled for May 5. County Coroner Greg White will continue as acting sheriff in the interim.

Hewett suspended Thursday

Hewett was suspended Thursday night after Rex Gore filed a petition for his removal. The grounds: neglect or refusal to perform the duties of his office, willful misconduct or maladministration in office, extortion and intoxication.

Gore presented a binder full of evidence to back up the charges. It includes more than 20 affidavits, most of them from deputies and most of them containing some damning statements. There were also supporting photos and audio recordings of Hewett's activities. Gore said some of Hewett's own deputies were instrumental in building this case.

"They had begun the process before we joined forces with our investigation," Gore said.

Several deputies arriving for work at the Sheriff's Office in Bolivia Friday morning had no comment for NewsChannel 3 about their boss's suspension.

Gore's evidence includes several phone calls between Hewett and other members of the Sheriff's Office. In a call with Capt. Kevin Holden on August 16, 2007, Hewett appears to speak of suicidal plans as he tells Holden that many of Hewett's friends won't take or return his calls in the midst of an investigation of the sheriff by a federal grand jury.

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"I know you are down," Holden tells the Sheriff. "I'm trying to bring you back up."

Hewett responds: "There ain't no bringing me back up. I'm looking for a bank robbery in (expletive deleted) progess. That's what I want."

Hewett won't explain what he means by looking for a bank robbery. But several minutes later, he brings it up again, telling Holden that dying would be better than what he was going through.

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"I'm telling you, something's (expletive deleted) up. And they think I know it," Hewett said. "I don't know it. And go ahead and kill me. Take the .357 and kill my ass. Like I said, I'm looking for me a damn bank, man. Mitch Prince got a hell-of-a lot better end then I did."

Mitch Prince was a Boiling Spring Lakes police officer killed in the line of duty in January 2005.

Hewett has been the target of a closely guarded federal investigation for several months. A host of people have been called to testify before a federal grand jury in Raleigh. Gore says this removal is unrelated to that investigation. Although some of the allegations may overlap, this was a separate action. Gore says per state law, county coroner Greg White is serving as acting sheriff.

The affidavits in the book of evidence tell repeated stories of misconduct. Capt. Gene Caison grew up with Hewett. He details numerous instances of deputies on county time being used to do manual labor on Hewett's property or forced to work on Hewett's campaign signs and fundraisers. Caison also details highly erratic conduct by the sheriff.

Other deputies and a SBI agent detail numerous incidents where Hewett showed up to crime scenes intoxicated and interfered with investigations. In once case, Hewett allegedly arrived at a home where a man had barricaded himself inside. With the SWAT team on the scene, witnesses say an apparently intoxicated Hewett kicked down the front door and went into the home with his teenage son Justin.

There are also several pages devoted to county money and resources spent on Hewett's son Justin from the time Justin was a teenager, including Hewett assigning a vehicle belonging to the Sheriff's Office to his son, even after Justin Hewett had been hired as a police officer in Holden Beach. Witnesses also say Hewett requested his son be certified to use firearms and that Justin was seen at times carrying a badge and other BCSO equipment, even though he was too young to be a deputy.

Other allegations include:

  • Hewett sexually harassed several female employees.
  • Hewett used racial epithets.
  • Hewett ordered deputies to buy and deliver alcohol to him.
  • Hewett denied a request by a deputy to search a neighborhood for Billy Wade Russ, a missing man, who was later found in a neighbors yard, just feet from Russ's own property.
  • Hewett arrived drunk at the scene of a submerged car in October 2005 and that his son Justin removed the body of Kendrick Sparrow from the car against established investigative protocol. Investigators found that Sparrow had been shot before his car ran off the road.

A hearing on the removal petition is set for Monday at noon. At that point Hewett can argue to have it overturned. If his removal is upheld, it would fall upon the Brunswick County Democratic party to pick a new sheriff.

465 Comments

  • Judy says:

    I am a resident of New Hanover County.
    when I first heard the news of Officer Jones, I KNEW beyond the shadow of a doubt that she DID NOT commit suicide.
    I think it is a travesty that they would want
    to push everything under the rug, and label it “suicide”.
    I didn’t not know her personally, but I knew this woman had too much good going on with her life, with her personal and professional life.
    And I knew there was no way she killed herself.
    I can only hope now, someone will re-open the case, and try and find her killer or killers.
    She deserved so much better than to be forgotten!
    In a way, I am glad Sheriff Hewett is on the way out.
    Now maybe cases with be solved with some truth, and not bulls*it!

  • Sylvia M.Auten says:

    WOW Lot of stuff in these comments.

    Since the scriptures are being brought into this, it is for sure, there are more than one
    that could apply, and we should not use scriptures to hit someone over the head, but –
    Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.
    Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand
    Proove all things
    Don’t judge

    All of these instructions are for our spiritual benefit first and foremost, so that when our spirit body leaves this earthly one
    it will be cleansed, however, earthly actions do bring consequences. Anytime, folks go together with their property taxes and hire a fireman, policeman, sheriff, humane society officer, or judge, they are responsible to the people because the people are respectfully their boss. No one should become an entity unto themselves. For sure, no one hired by the people should use ANY kind of habit forming substance, and should be of good morals, factual, honest, and above board in all of their dealings in public and private life. When it comes to murder, it is surely the mother who bears the child, and no one has a right to take its life, whether 80, 48, 18, 8 mo or just getting started. Because we have become very loose in the regard for life, it is reflected in everyday living. We loose more in deaths on the highway (3500 a MONTH) and in violence (18,000 a year) than we do on the battlefield, (4,000 over five years) and that is their job, but going from point A to point B should NOT be cause for death nor should one take another’s life over anything else. We should be about the business of saving lives so that we may all have our turn on earth for as long as God determines, not man or woman. Wake up America.

  • Longtimeofknowinghim says:

    I have known Ron Hewett all my life. My mom and his sister was close friends when we were all younger. Ron Hewett has ALWAYS been the type to sneak around and do things he shouldnt be doing in the first place. ABOUT DANG TIME, someone catches up with his sneaky ways and catch him in his acts. I also have spoke to one of his nieces that was serving time in his jail. She sure was NOT giving out good words for her uncle. Just maybe if the press news and investigators could maybe pull these records of his niece being in his county jail and question her about him and what he has done to the community of Brunswick County. The niece was serving time in the year of 2000. If i am NOT mistaken. I DO KNOW, it was in between the year of 1999 and 2001. But, in my opinion, I am glad to see the BIG HEAD CROCK OUT. We tryied to warn him when he was younger. sooner than later, YOU WILL BE CAUGHT..It is about time someone caught him at his worst.

  • Sick and Tired says:

    For crying out loud, give it a rest now. You and your kind have been trying to find any way you can to have our Sheriff removed so that your own personal intrest may be served. Unless there is proof, valid, undisputed, reliable proof that our Sheriff should not be in office, “SHUT YOUR YAPPER”. I am sick and tired of all the hate talk against our Sheriff and it is obvious to me that there is not enough drama in our lives already. I find that I am more interested in who is going to be running the Country and less concerned about who had the support of the Sheriff’s Office during a commisioners meeting. Please, get over it.

  • Guest990 says:

    I think of her all the time and I too am angry this was allowed to be covered up.I know she was murdered. I want to know why and who was protected . Maybe Ronnie will roll over and tell all. I fear he will not live long enough to tell, I pray he does not make a fatal decision .But I do know Danina was murdered.

  • Guest4 says:

    So the facts are on the table, I wonder why he has not been arrested yet, if they have proof of extortion, thats is enough right there to put him in a little room all by himself. Who is hiding what?

  • Ronald supporter says:

    You are right I have not had to deal with Ronald other than being friends. You might want to ask God to help you to be a better person!!! AND DON’T YOU TELL ME WHEN TO AND WHEN NOT TO BRING GOD INTO ANYTHING!!!! He needs to forgive a lot of people who have been on here bad mouthing Ronald! After all he is human and yes he was the Sheriff and he did do a good job no matter what you think! God help all of of you who slander someone’s name!!!!!!!

  • Martha Kane says:

    After reading this post, all I can think is shame on the Brunswick County School System….

  • Guest1970 says:

    For someone who has “known him a long time” just exactly are you talking about? I don’t know what “niece” you are referring to about being in his jail. I am Ronald’s niece and proud of that fact and I assure you neither myself or his only other two nieces have ever been arrested. And by the way if he was so corrupt why would he let his niece be in his jail? People need to remember that this man in a human being with a family who cares deeply for him and if you think all these comments hurt only him you’re wrong. Stay strong Uncle Ronald we love you!!

  • Guest1971 says:

    You say that is NOT so about his niece?? and said it could hurt family members. Well What will I gain out of lying?? NOTHING and I will say this I do know the family myself and I can tell you RONALD E. HEWETT has a sister by the name of Cindy…So, this is proof in its self If I know him or not and know what I am talking about

  • vlewis says:

    The county sheriff doesn’t have jurisdiction on Bald Head, but DA Pleabargain Gore does represent Bald Head as well as the rest of the county.Think about it. Put the blame where the blame goes. Bald Head authorities(government) not police and DA Gore.

  • Guestxyz says:

    The only sister Ronald had was Renee and she died many years ago. She was unmarried and had no children. So obviously, you don’t know as much as you think that you do. Unless of course, this “Cindy” is another deep dark secret of the Hewett family.

  • Guestpbsgirl says:

    before anyone sees this, proofread it one more time. Yucky, yeah? And look at the Starnews for some down and dirty facts you can cut and paste. This is NOT for the forums. This is for WWAY>

  • Guestpbsgirl01 says:

    Here we go now, strap your boots on, boys, for this is fixing to be thick.

  • Brunswick Resident says:

    I am a long time resident of Brunswick County.
    Sheriff Hewett has disgraced our county, the people that trusted him and put him in office.
    I am happy to see that his deputies did there job and exposed Hewett. They also send a strong message that no one is above the law in Brunswick County.

  • DURKEE says:

    YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING…DONT YOU PEOPLE HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO DO??? GET A LIFE…HE KNOWS… DONT DO THE CRIME IF YOU CANT DO THE TIME….DURKEE

  • Ron out says:

    Causey should have been fired after costing NH County over 2 million dollars (I know the insurance will take up most but the premium will go up). Now he is spending over 700 thousand on a chopper that is somewhat questioned for being dangerous (the same one the hero firefighter lost his life in).

    By the way, why was there not anyone removed from the county office when they cost us, the tax payers, around 10 million dollars.

    Our county/city offcials throw away and spends money like it has a money making mint.

    What the flock! Enough is enough for me. I’m voting against all of these backward arse people in the coming elections.

    PS: I wish Ben David would run for the NC Gov Position. He seems to be the a more honest person than most of the other elected offials.

  • Doris Strickland says:

    I am shocked and saddened that Ronald Hewett has been removed from office. In doing his job, I am sure he has angered people. I don’t believe he is guilty of any of these charges. Politics is dirty. A person’s reputation and years of good work can easily be damaged with a group of corrupt people. In my opinion, Ron Hewett has worked hard for Brunswick County and he has gotten a lot of drug dealers and users behind bars. I know this has ruffled a lot of feathers. People always want to believe the worst in a person and not see the good that has been done. I am truly sorry for Sheriff Ron Hewett and his family. They are in my prayers. I hope the truth will be revealed and whoever is behind having him removed from office will be prosecuted. I am not surprised that DA Rex Gore has gotten onto the band wagon to oust Sheriff Hewett. Mr. Gore has certainly looked the other way in other instances which certainly needed to be investigated. Sheriff Hewett has probably made some higher officials angry and this is their way of retalilating against him.

  • transplant to BC says:

    Well, Well, Well, The truth has come out. I have know for 10 yrs he was as crooked as they come. To much covering up in Brunswick County, was going on. I knew it!

  • local says:

    Well, once again, trouble in Brunswick county. This brings back memories of the “ColCore” days. Another sheriff breaking the trust of the citizens. Maybe this time they’ll look somewhere outside of the box and not elect a hometown boy.

  • mary says:

    if miller was the sheriff we would not be going thur this.and stop throwing stones

  • gene says:

    My heart goes out to you and your family. I fear greatly that the full truth will never come out unless the perp(s) someday step forward. The pristine cleansing of the crime scene washed away any forensics that may have give you and the community satisfactory closure on this. Further, to this day Rex Gore not facing and admitting the truth of this matter makes him fully an accomplice in this most shady action.

    God bless you and your family. We can only pray that one day one or more involved will seek redemption and confess their crime.

  • Guest1022 says:

    You sound like you need to slow down and take a big stiff drink to calm you down some.

  • Guest #1 says:

    LMFAO!! Love that word, nincompoopery!!!

  • Guestabcdefgh says:

    Right ON! I think that everyone has forgotten that there are more people involed in this than just “Poor Ron Hewett” . The Sheriff’s Dept. is very large, and this man has been running it! These poor people have had to deal with him and his behavior! As far as everyone putting down those poor women for not reporting him earlier for sexual harrasment, they probably didn’t want to lose their jobs! He is like that! They would have “resigned” eventually. He is an awful man who has ruined lives to benefit his own. I do not feel sorry for him. May God have mercy on him.

  • Guest 63336 says:

    Ain’t that the truth!

  • Ånne Russell says:

    Elaine, I sure hope that Hewett’s “outing” leads to the truth about your sister’s alleged “suicide” on Baldhead, which obviously was a murder because she stumbled onto the drug dealing on that island, and a “cover up” was put in place. You Buffs stay on this, Elaine; say hello to your folks for me. Anne

  • GKirk88 says:

    ex-Davidson County Sheriff Gerald Hege. With his own TV show on Court TV, painting the cells pink with blue crying teddy bears, and making the inmates wear striped outfits, the world looked great. But oh, how the mighty fall. Just another case of corruption in government. Is there not any honest people left in the world? God HELP us all.

  • time will tell says:

    i ueusd to think he was ok till i talked to some of his kin. i dont know why he does the things he does. his job nobody really wants becouse it suck i mean he has to much power. they bust people for drugs and all the drugs and money never make it to the department.i was told this by a top ranking sheriff one day he said do you know there is a fine line between a good cop and a bad cop and i said nope he said a good cop has no friends while hes working. and he takes his job to heart. a bad cop is the whole leland police dept and the sheriff of brunswick co.maybe thats why leland has no chief of police and now brunswick has no sheriff really need to clean up the leland police dept and the brunswick sheriff dept too.now mthe time for the truth to come out about the cop that got murdered bold head i really beleave that ronald knows something. they already said she could not have shot herself.now for the real deal they should his butt out there on the side of the road in a orange jump suit picking up trash seven days a week for about five months hahahaha t

  • Chief says:

    You know I sit and read all these comments people are leaving and it suprises me that all you god praising and lord thanking people would praise and thank someone whom you evidently don’t know for the misfortunes of someone you do. I actually believe the bible speaks against rejoicing in our brothers misfortunes,and yes if you know this lord and god you’re thanking then Ronald is your brother!! So that being said i ask you all to pray for Ronald,his family and the govrnment leaders in our county that this misfortunate situation will be justly handled and Gods Will,will be served.God Bless You All!!!!

  • guest 13 says:

    While my prayers go out to Ron and his family, I am glad to see that some of his wrongdoings have finally come to light. Maybe now we can get a sheriff who remembers the north end of the county and not just where his family and friends are….NO ONE is above the law, not even the Hewett family.

  • melody says:

    Something smells funny , Why now? Why after all this time are the people that work for Ronald turning on him?I have never seen anything but good in the man,I think maybe its the people that work for Ron that are crooked!!! Time will tell.

  • Elaine Buff says:

    Well, Hewett and Gore may not have jurisdiction as you claim, but they sure as shooting DID handle that investigation! They passed the buck as long as possible as to which department was in control, telling the media that Bald Head was in control when they were not. In actuality, Hewett made the decision, Gore supported him and continues to do so, disregarding local, state, and federal rulings to the contrary.

  • JUST ME says:

    BLAH,BLAH, BLAH…IF RONALD HEWETT (AND REMEMBER WE CAN’T CALL HIM SHERIFF ANYMORE), WANTED TO BE THE SHERIFF, THEN HE SHOULD’VE MADE BETTER DECISIONS WHILE IN THE PUBLIC EYE. WE (THE PUBLIC) HAVE THE RIGHT TO AN HONEST AND HARD WORKING SHERIFF, NOT ONE THAT LIES AND STEALS. YES, YOU ARE RIGHT, IF THESE ALLIGATIONS WERE BROUGHT UP ON SOMEONE THAT WAS NOT A PUBLIC OFFICIAL, NO BIGGIE, BUT THAT IS WHAT MAKES IT SO BAD…HE’S (WELL, HE WAS) A PUBLIC FIGURE. PROBLEM IS…HE JUST GOT AWAY WITH IT ALL FOR WAY TOO LONG AND GOT JUST A LITTLE TOO COMFORTABLE DON’T YA THINK??? FUNNY TO THINK THOUGH…SANTA CLAUSE GETS ALL THE ATTENTION THIS YEAR IN THE SHALLOTTE CHRISTMAS PARADE, NOT RONALD HEWETT…LOL…

  • Countrygirl says:

    I don’t think the Miller’s had anything to do with this. If you had paid attention the news the affidavit’s were filled out by members of Hewett’s on department.

  • Hero?? says:

    I never said he was my hero. You must not be a Christian because I do believe in the Bible it says “Thall shalt not Judge”!!! I guess you have all the answers don’t you. I guess you were there when he was drunk on the job and messing with crime scene’s well like I said only 2 peolple know the whole truth and that’s Ronald and God!!! Thank you my hero is God no man could ever compare to him. I am praying for Ronald and his family if he really did do all that is said he did he is human and he will be punished for his actions. This should not be a fighting match but a community coming together and letting the courts handle this situation!!! I do believe Ronald has protected Brunswick County and last time I checked he has deputies that patrol the roads!!

  • Guest2131 says:

    Leave it to his loyal “cronies” to continue to stick up for poor ole ronald no matter what the heck he has done. That man has caused so much pain to so many people because of his stupid power hungry ego and I don’t feel a darned bit sorry for him. Maybe now he understands just a little bit the hurt he has inflicted on a lot of good people. If the public really knew what went on behind closed doors at that department over the last decade ronald wouldn’t be the only one shown the door, I only hope he isn’t the last. Goodbye, Good riddance.

  • Elaine Buff says:

    I surely will pass that info along. Bless you.

  • brunswick co native(NON-IMPLANT) says:

    So what do you suppose we do? Kick out all contemporary, qualified people(MEN OR WOMEN) for that particular office based on address or better yet hometown? Sounds like more Yankee politics to me. I’m sick and tired of the “How WE did it up NORTH way, is the right way and we’re just a bunch of backwoods country bumpkins. Yes change is evident, (obvious) whether you dislike, like, support, or don’t support Ronald. We as a county need to look forward towards the future interests of the Sheriff’s Deptartment and its administrations ability to maintain a level of law enforcement for everyone in the county. Whom ever the Dem. board decides to select and we the people vote on, regardless of age, sex, race, religion, ADDRESS/HOMETOWN, marital status.

  • supporter says:

    You are wrong, wrong, wrong. You don’t know your head from a hole in the ground.

  • mary says:

    judge lewis will put u in jail to she does not put up with bullsh–

  • Guest1970 says:

    I happen to be Ronald’s niece and he doesn’t have a sister named Cindy. What are you smoking? His only sister Renee died years ago. Please let us know just exactly who Cindy is — just what family are you referring to because you’re certainly not talking about Ronald E. Hewett’s.

  • Guest22 says:

    Excuse me. But when the person is the sheriff, the citizens HAVE the right to ‘stick their nose’ in the person’s business. In cases like this, we’d all better be quick to judge and react. This county has gone to pot (ahem) under this man’s rule. This was not just someone’s neighbor. When one takes an oath to uphold and protect the citizens they work for, they SHOULD and are EXPECTED to be held accountable. Go read “Out With Three” and get some more reasons to judge your hero.

  • Elaine Buff says:

    Out With Three: The Murder and Betrayal of Bald Head Police Officer Davina Buff Jones is just published and available at the Bookworm at Holden Beach, The Pelican in Sunset Beach, Midway Grocery near Southport or from Amazon.com. Two and a half years of research tells her story based on actual police records (including logs, investigative notes, photographs from the crime scene, SBI reports), benefit hearing proceedings, testimonies, Jones’ own work logs, emails, letters, etc. from the people involved at the time. It plainly shows that there were some dedicated police officers who responded that night trying to do as they had been trained and help find who had killed a comrade. It also shows who had other motives and where the investigation was thwarted at every turn. Except in cases to protect forthcoming witnesses real names of the participants are used. Everything is documented and provable. Visit her web site. And thank you for remembering her.

  • tarheel born says:

    A march on the courthouse? Reminds me of how 100 deputies showed up in support of Causey at the county commissioners meeting when someone was to show up and call for Causey’s resignation.

    What is it about you camp followers that will cause you to march right off the cliff along with your disgraced leader?

  • Zippy Doo says:

    Maybe we can find out the truth about this murder.

  • PRAYING says:

    If the bcsd had anything to do with this than more the Ron need to be looked at , – YOU MIGHT STRART WITH THE D.A- and some one the others that are in on Ronalds being put out of office I DONT THINK WE HAVE ANY HEROS JUST PEOPLE TRYING TO SAVE THEIR ON BUTTS-IT IS FUNNY HOW THIS HAPPENED RIGHT AFTER THE BOOK ON BALD HEAD CAME OUT- IF WE ARE GONNA CLEAN HOUSE THAN SWEEO THE WHOLE FLOOR NOT JUST ONE ROOM!

  • NASCAR FAN says:

    It’s about time is all I can say!!!!!! I am a witness to his tampering with evidence; it was done to me!!! I am glad to FINALLY see this day come! God is so good! Karma what goes around come around; HE has gotten what he deserves and I hope it’s not over yet!

  • Guest1972 says:

    And just exactly what will you gain by going on the internet and telling everyone that his own niece slammed him? Was it your intention to cause conflict in the family or you just wanted to join in on all the fun? There really was no need to air that publicly except for wanting people to think you were in the loop. Any other family business you want everyone to know? Gossip….exciting isn’t it?

  • brunswick born says:

    Well the MILLER’s have kept on unitl they got Ron run out of his office. They better sweep out there own closets, before trying to step up to this office.

  • Guestxyz says:

    You know the real deal with him. After all, you have been “friends” with him for years. The audio tapes don’t lie. Sounds like to me, he has told on himself. All his friends did was record what he has telling them for years. No wonder they did what they did. If I had to listen to him in a drunken stupor rant and rave, I would have gotten tired of it too. I believe that there needs to be a mental evaluation done on him. Maybe, Judge Warren needs to sign a commitment paper on him and send him to Dorothea Dix. He definitely don’t need to be walking around carrying a gun. They also need to go to his house and confiscate all of his guns and ammo (which the hard working citizens have paid for) that he has layed out in his huge gun room. If I was his wife, I would be scared he would try to take me out with him. It is clear in the audio tapes, that she is right there with him while he is having these crazy conversations with Gene Allen Caison and Kevin Holden.

  • Elaine Buff says:

    Thou shalt not commit nincompoopery! Those who believe Hewett is innocent have a lot to accept about this man. The truth is there, people. When the writing is on the wall, believe it. My sister’s death on Bald Head Island was covered up by this same ‘innocent’ man – and others. I hope she is dancing on a cloud along with all the others who have been so shamefully ‘suicided’ from this life and forgotten by this regime. Bless those policement who do not wish to serve under these conditions any longer.

  • Ron Hewett spporter says:

    Only 2 people know the truth Ronald and God!! People need to look at their own lives before they go sticking their nose in other peoples lives. If he wasn’t the Sheriff or a county employee nothing would be said! Don’t be quick to judge because the last time I checked there was only one judge and that is GOD!! Trust me the truth will come out in the end whatever it is Ronald is human and everyone makes mistakes no ones perfect!!!! I still like Ronald no matter what the case. I find it hard to believe he would be drunk on the job. Why did it take 7 years for them to tell about his son being on SWAT scene’s? I think he has just ticked someone off!!!! Like I said the truth will come out!

  • GuestLauging! says:

    LOL!!!!! I agree! More money needs to go to the schools!

  • Anonymous says:

    Who are the millers, and why would you think that they would have so much power in brunswick county. If they have this much power maybe we should get them into an office

  • Elaine Buff says:

    My sister was killed on Bald Head Island. I know how he handled her case. I know how he handled my family. So I’ll judge him if I please. Until you have dealt with him in a similar situation, don’t you dare tell me or anyone else who has been there how to respond to this man. And don’t bring God into this to defend him.

  • Guest1972 says:

    You say in your post that his niece that was in his jail inbetween the years 1999-2001 talked unkindly about him. You should really make sure you know what you are talking about. Ronald only has 3 nieces none of which have ever been arrested for anything. Making comments like this could really cause hurt feelings among family members. I say this because I am his niece. Please, make sure you know what you speak of before making anymore post about him and his family.

  • samnews says:

    There will be a march at the courthouse in support of the Sheriff Monday morning at 9am.

  • Carly says:

    Do we have a confirmed report about how Sheriff Hewett received the damage done to his face when he supposely fell out of a tree stand? Would like to hear from someone.
    Also when dupties would ride by certain houses as look-outs for spouses being home or not? That would make a interst read.

  • Robert says:

    They need to see how many cousins, and family members have been taken to Small Claims Court over the years and have been protected by by the Court

  • Guest2 says:

    For those of you that think he has been framed and he has done nothing wrong are stupid!! Open your eyes, he has been state and federally investigated. So evidently they have supporting evidence towards the unlawful acts he has committed. I do not believe any of this would be made up especially when they have tapes and records backing up everything. Brunswick County citizens should be glad it is over and look forward to the improvements our law enforcement has ahead!

  • Anne says:

    I have read many derogatory comments concerning this situation, and though some of the thoughts probably have a valid concern, I think it is sad for things to end up this way. I voted for Ronald, and through the years that I have been here, I thought he was doing a great job. I did consider him a publicity hound though, but I still felt he did a good job. We never know what is going on behind the scenes and I am sure that alot of thought and preparation went into these charges. If he is guilty, then he definitely should be out as sheriff. I salute those who were willing to stand up and collect the evidence needed to prove their case. I really feel for his family at this time. This will not be easy for them, and I think that the Christians of this community should pray for the situation, the family, and for Ronald.

  • Guest112 says:

    Alot of Brunswick County residents have known for quite some time that Ronald was crooked but we did not have the power or capacity to do anything about it. I am glad that the brave officers at the Sheriff’s office finally did something to stop this man. Unfortunately, I believe that this is only the surface of some really horrible things that will unfold in the future.

  • Samnews says:

    Whould you please tell me what the criminal charge is? BRAINS!

  • Glenda Goedde says:

    My niece was Carla Lea Bussard murdered by her husband Wallace Eugene Bussard who ordered his girlfriend Martha Evelyn Farmer to kill her in the swamp and gave her the gun and bullits to do so. He was a former Police Officer and a Fireman for years. He was born and reared in Wilmington, N. C. His life was never marred by the news and he went out in glory and honor from his fellow firemen. Their lives were of domestic violence against Carla who was his wife and who knows what else he was into maybe drugs or other murders. The shame and pain of murder in cold blood is horrific for me and my life has changed and will never be the same.
    I want everyone there to know the truth and it may prevail for God moves in mysterious ways in life. I have kept up with all the news there daily since 2006 and pray constantly for all the families with murdered victims and also your communities. I cannot say in words how I feel in my heart and soul at this moment. I believe the Sheriff Ronald E. Hewett is in great pain now (worse than my heart over murder)and needs all the prayers out there at this time.
    I want everyone to know that Sheriff Ronald E. Hewett found the killers and got them off the streets for you all in my nieces murder. I praise him and all the officers especially Lt. David A. Crocker for letting me have his time and shaking my hand last 9-6-2007. I hate I didn’t see the Sheriff and do the same for he was the most important person to do so. Sheriff Hewett I will say this that I am so sorry for your pain and please don’t give up and remember that I love you and your families and I will pray constantly for you. Your life must go on for your sake and your families. Stand up for yourself and go forward just one second at a time from now on. God has a plan and we don’t know what but it is real. Please don’t leave this world now just because you may think you are not worthy. If I could see you now I would hug you and shake your hand for your greatness in restoring my life.
    GOD Bless You, Sir.

    Glenda Campbell Goedde
    Fayetteville, TN

  • Guest 876 says:

    “LETS NOT FORGET” ALL THE 140+ SWORN DEPUTIES WHO STILL AT THIS MOMENT WOULD LAY THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE FOR THE CITIZENS OF BRUNSWICK COUNTY EVEN THOUGH THEY,THE DETENTION FACILITY STAFF,THE ADMINISTRATION STAFF AND “ALL” THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS ARE GOING THROUGH A VERY DIFFICULT TIME OF THEIR LIVES. THE UNKNOWING, WILL WE HAVE A JOB TOMORROW, NEXT WEEK, NEXT MONTH? WILL WE BE ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR “OUR” FAMILIES IN THE NEAR FUTURE? LETS NOT FORGET ALL THE HONEST, HARD WORKING DEPUTIES/EMPLOYEES THAT ACTUALLY MAKE UP THE BCSO. LETS PUNISH ONLY THE “ONE” OR “ONES” THAT DESERVE IT. REMEMBER ALL THE INNOCENT VICTIMS (EMPLOYEES AND THEIR FAMILIES) AND PLEASE QUIT JUDGING THE ENTIRE BCSO BASED ON THE ACTIONS BY THE HIGHER UPS OF THE BCSD. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU THAT READ THIS AND SUPPORT THE EMPLOYEES OF THE BCSO.

  • 410 says:

    If he has done the things that has been said, then so be it. But why people feel that they should get on the internet and bad mouth him and his family even more I do not know. Let the one with out sin cast the first stone. Let the state handle this and just hope that in the end the truth will come out. Think about with you could be doing if what your saying about some of the people is not true? you are running there name in to the dirt, and for what….

  • Nocrimetoday. says:

    Who would you have had them report his conduct to? His long time bed buddy / DA? This is bad people trying to distance themselves from a train weck they knew was about to happen. Wake up and smell what this crooked county is cooking.

  • vlewis says:

    I don’t think the sheriff can set bonds. Why not put the blame where blame is?

  • tracker444 says:

    This all SMELLS like political BS. I grew up with ronald was in the same grade and classes with him! his mother was 1 of my teachers and she was a great 1. This does not sound like the ronald i know.Brunswick county is a backwards county and always has been but I knew Ronald to be on the straight and narrow but he was also cool to I consider him a good friend though we are not close any longer because i now live in gaston county and have been for several years but every time we happen across each other it is sort of like a homecoming. ronald is a very fine person maybe he has made some mistakes don’t we all? I just don’t believe he did any wrong knowingly ! Things have always beena political mess in BC as with every other town in this country. HANG IN THEIR RONALD 111 you still have people who stand beside you and are very proud of you !!

  • Guestxyz says:

    Ronald didn’t actually solve any cases, he only took credit for it. It was his Detectives and Officers who solved the crimes. I bet he wouldn’t know where to begin to solve a real crime. As evidenced in the affidavits, when he and his son arrived at the murder scene of Kendrick Sparrow, they tampered with possible evidence by having his under-age “under-water detective” remove a body from a sub-merged car rather than removing the car from the water first. Hope this isn’t how his “under-water detective” solves crimes that occur on Holden Beach.

  • Martha Kane says:

    I have known Ronald Hewett all my life…and in order for me to believe what I’ve read, I need more proof than “he said, she said”. I think Ronald Hewett busted your redneck diddy for haulin’ moonshine or your Uncle Billy for dealing drugs…and what you’re saying here today is just out of spite and revenge. As a woman, if someone in Ronald’s position sexually harassed me, you can bet that I would have reported it….right when it happened, not years down the road. If I was a woman of color and Ronald said something racist towards me, I would report it immediately. And yes, I was around when Herman Strong was sheriff…and there’s no comparison. If Ronald were such a bad person, why didn’t the people that worked for him come forward sooner? Maybe because they are the ones who are crooked…Ronald Hewett has done a lot of good for Brunswick County and I have always admired him for being so dedicated. My thoughts will be with you Ronald!

  • NASCAR FAN says:

    Mrs. Pauline is the ONE and the ONLY ONE I feel sorry for in all this!!!!!!!!!! I hate this for her but she knows its all true too!

  • NASCAR FAN says:

    I THINK IT’S TIME THAT BRUNSWICK COUNTY THROW THE BIGGEST BADDEST ASS PARTY EVER!!!!!!!! THIS IS A GREAT REASON TO CELEBRATE!!!!!!!!!

  • NO JUSTICE IN BRUNSCO says:

    After all the things that have slipped through the cracks, including MURDER, I am GLAD this is happening. When drug dealers get higher bonds than cold blooded murderers, you know you are in a SCREWED UP JUSTICE SYSTEM. Now maybe we can get things done right without the GOOD OL’ BOY system!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Its about time he got what he deserves!! He personal threaten me and my family a few yrs ago if I didnt remain slient about the illegal activities he was personally doing. Im glad someone woke up and smelled the coffee for once!!!

  • Ralphy says:

    That crazy joker has his own picture up all over the Brunswick county Sheriffs office…Thats a little strange

  • contingency14 says:

    Samnews,

    Sexually harrassing your employee is a crime, tampering with a witness, it’s a crime, failure to protect, it’s a crime, drinking and driving, it’s a crime, handling his firearm on duty while under the influence, it’s a crime…need I go on?

    Being the Sheriff does not make him above the law.

    He needs help, get him into re-hab. Now one thing more…LET’S NOT STOP AT SHERIFF HEWETT, LET’S GO ALL THE WAY THROUGH BRUNSWICK COUNTIES JUDICIAL SYSTEM AND CLEAN HOUSE.

  • CLAY says:

    HEWETT MIGHT BE A GOOD MAN AND ALL,BUT HE KNOWS SOMETHING (SOMETHING).THE SBI KNOWS SOMETHING ABOUT HIM HEWETT HAS DONE A GREAT JOB AT BEING SHERIFF.SOME OF THE THINGS HE HAS DONE ISNT RIGHT.THE RIGHT CALL IS THIS….HEWETT’S TIME NEEDS TO BE UP IT IS TIME FOR A CHANGE. DONT THINK ANY ELECTED OFFICAL SHOULD BE IN OFFICE THAT LONG.CHANGE IS IN THE AIR.DONT THINK RONALD IS GOING TO GET OUT OF THIS ONE

  • Guest28451 says:

    This is Fantastic NEWS!!
    Now that we are off to a good start let’s keep the ball rolling and clean house!
    This man is a total disgrace and I hope he is charged to the fullest extent of the REAL LAW!

  • Guest28451 says:

    Oh yeah, I think the SBI is handling that part!
    here are some more
    neglect or refusal to perform the duties of his office, willful misconduct or maladministration in office, extortion and intoxication.

  • vlewis says:

    Who are you to be talking? Were you at the scene of the crime? Maybe you just solved it, by talking too much. I would arest YOU tonight for knowledge of the crime or actually committing the crime. Maybe Mr Pleabargain Gore should investigate your comments tonight.

  • Guest25550 says:

    So many of you are saying things like “why wait til NOW??? Why serve all these years and then go tell on pooooor leetle Ronnie???” Maybe they have been trying for years and it’s just now been noticed. Who knows. But the truth is, just because you have known someone your whole life does NOT mean that you really know them. If he became drunk with power then who knows how he is NOW.
    And another thing that always gripes me is when people say “he is so wonderful because he solved such and such case…” Well guess what folks? That is his JOB is to assign deputies to cases.So they are solved. And if it weren’t for the deputies and detectives out doing their job and solving (or working to solve) the cases, then Mr. Hewett wouldn’t be getting all the glory he has gotten for years. THOSE police officers are the ones that you should be thanking. Apparently the Sheriff has been very busy doing other things here lately.

    But I do have one question…what will the Beacon do with all that space that is usually filled up with Ron Hewett photo ops and stories?

  • LMAO says:

    Its comical to see all these “Friends & Supporters” who have knowingly and unknowingly defended all the rumors of this mans wrong doings over the years cringe at the news of this con artist’s demise. The only real victim in this is Ron’s mother!

  • Bella says:

    If your friends tell you you’re wrong, you’re not holding the power to fire them at will…The Sheriff does.

    And no, I don’t think half of the Sheriff’s Offices in the state have the same problem..if they did, the same thing would be happening to them sooner or later. Until it can be proved that all of the Staff was in on it, then not a whole can be said.

    It appeared to be the main problem the current and former employees had was his alcohol and drug abuse by coming to the scenes of crimes,etc while under the influence.

    I don’t believe there is anyone that can say anything bad about him the first half of his terms…but later it seems something went wrong with Hewett and he was not himself. Irregardless of these facts, if he broke the law he should be held accountable.

  • smartness says:

    FOR ANY OF YOU READING THIS WHO DON’T WORK FOR BRUNSWICK COUNTY GOVERNMENT I HAVE A NEWS FLASH AND REMINDER FOR ALL OF YOU**** THOSE IN GLASS HOUSES SHOULDN’T THROW STONES!!! SECONDLY, FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVE MADE COMMENTS IN REGARDS TO HIM BEING FIRED OR SOMEONE ELSE WANTING HIS JOB JUST LET ME STATE IT AS SIMPLE AS I CAN, **IF THESE INCIDENTS IN QUESTION HAPPENED THE WAY THEY DID, THEN WHY ARE THEY JUST BEING BROUGHT UP NOW? IF YOU HAVE BEEN APPOINTED BY THE SHERRIFF TO BE A DEPUTY, THEN IT IS KNOWN YOU ARE AT THE DISPOSAL OF THE SHERRIFF, IF YOU DIDN’T LIKE THE WAY HE DID THINGS , OR HOW HE HANDELED SITUATIONS THEN REMOVE YOURSELF AND BECOME A DEPUTY SOMEWHERE ELSE,….THEY SAY NEW HANOVER COUNTY , WILMINGTON PD AND LELAND IS HIRING!! IF YOU CALL YOUSELF SOMEONES LIFE LONG FRIEND AND YOU ARE TO BE THERE FOR SOMEONE, AS A TRUE FRIEND YOU ARE THERE FOR GOOD, BAD, RIGHT, WRONG OR INDIFFERENT! YOU DO NOT STAB SOMEONE IN THE BACK WITH THE BIGGEST KNIFE YOU CAN FIND! I BELIEVE HE HAS DONE ALOT OF GOOD FOR BRUNSWICK COUNTY, FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVE A PROBLEM WITH IT, THEN EITHER YOU ARE AN INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS MOST LIKELY BEEN CHARGED WITH A CRIME IN BRUNSWICK COUNTY! OR, YOU MAY BE ONE OF THOSE NON TAX PAYERS WHO ACTUALLY THINK YOUR OPINION MATTERS….MAYBE YOU ARE JUST ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO AREN’T REGISTERD TO VOTE, AND ONCE AGAIN , YOUR OPINION DOESN’T AMOUNT TO MUCH! KEEP IN MIND, HE HAS BEEN SHERRIFF FOR A LONG TIME, AND BELIEVE ME, I KNOW (FOR CERTAIN) THERE ARE PLANS IN THE WORKS FOR A NEW SHERRIFF IN TOWN! LETS JUST PRAY IF INDEED THAT IS WHAT OCCURS THAT HE CLEANS HOUSE AND APPOINTS NEW DEPUTIES! THERE IS MORE THAN ENOUGH BLOOD ON THE HANDS OF THE ACCUSERS TO PROSECUTE THEM JUST AS FAST AS EVERYONE HAS HEWETT…..BEFORE PEOPLE GET IN SUCH A RUSH TO CLEAN SOMEONE ELSES CLOSET, THEY MIGHT JUST WANT TO CLEAN THEIR OWN!

  • just me says:

    I don’t know if you are aware, but it is the job of the BCSO to arrest the criminals. If they made it to the Court docket, then they did their job. It then becomes the DA’s job to prosecute the criminals. If they are out on the street in a month, blame the DA or the Court system, not Ron Hewett.

  • Guest1234 says:

    I feel that the whole Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department needs to be overhauled. Why did it take so long for these deputies to come forward? In my opinion, it wasn’t for the sake of the citizens of Brunswick County, but for those deputies that loved the job enough to continue keeping his secrets. They should be held accountable for their actions too, no plea bargains for the holy upholders of the law. I guess they continued to work for Sheriff Hewett for all the extra fringe benefits. The kids that looked up to Ronald Hewett are the ones that will be affected; we teach them to respect law enforcement and corruption is all around them. How can we through stones only at Ronald, when his department was aware of all of his misdeeds?

  • samson says:

    I hope the people that are too blind to see, can see good enough to read this!!!!!! May we all stand before a merciful judge!!!

  • PAT says:

    I SAY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY SHOULD PUT IN AN HONEST MAN TO LEAD THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE. IN THE 1994 ELECTION JERRY DOVE, WAS THE CLOSET CONTENDER OF HEWETT. THE PARTY SHOULD LOOK AT HIM TO BE THE NEXT SHERIFF FOR BRUNSWICK COUNTY. WE COULD USE SOME HONESTY, INTEGRITY, AND PROFESSIONALISM. ELECT JERRY DOVE FOR SHERIFF——

  • Teacher2 says:

    I am sick and tired of every time something goes wrong and people say oh there goes another role model the children looked up to, they are looking at you too! I don’t know when you are going to learn you the parent and God are the best Role models for your children, It even comes with an instructional manual. “THE BIBLE” Remember the rest of us are only fleshly humans.
    I realize he is on call probably 24-7, so what if he needs a drink to unwind after experiencing days like most of us will never know and then he receives a call to go out to a scene what is he suppose to do, you expect him to show up just as if you call your doctor because you are ready to deliver your baby and they have been out to dinner and maybe had a drink or two also. (Something to think about)
    Whatever happened to an ounce of prevention? And let’s talk about those tapes, input does not match output. Looks like they learned one thing in all of their expert POLICE training, COERSION, I think it is called. Corruption does not begin and end with the HIGH Sheriff.

  • Paula H says:

    I can’t believe some of the things I have read. Do you people not think that his family and friends read this stuff. Ronald, to you your wife, kids, mom, and other family members I’m so sorry for all the pain you are living through. I have been there from the begining and I will be there till the end of my time. If you need me call. You know how to reach me. I know that there is alot that has happened some may not be good but Ronald has done alot of good for this county and I wish people wouldn’t forget that. I for one don’t sit and listen to all the crap that someone that was breaking the law to begin with has to say. Why would they say something nice. Anyone can be a Monday morning quartback but hide site is always better than what ones sees in front of them. Me and my family only offer you and your family Ronald love, prayers and support.

    Forever your friend, Paula H

  • samson says:

    “Ron” can get more at the bank than a robber, and WALK, Today!!!

  • samson says:

    Amen my friend, thank goodness someone understands what is happening where they live!
    Sounds like you belong here!!

  • HaydenD says:

    Governor Spitzer wasn’t removed at all, he resigned, there is a difference. Hitler was also elected by overwhelming majorities (99% the last time he ran) so does that mean we were wrong to invade Germany? No. Just because you have a majority of votes doesn’t mean you are above the law and should stay in regardless of how you act or what you’ve done.

  • BC Born & Raised says:

    Ronald’s job was to get them off the streets and that’s what he did. You need to blame that on the judges and the DA!

  • Guest 1 says:

    We could get the dealers out of the county , if the court system, let me say it again, if the court system kept them behind bars….

  • RebelYell says:

    Let me be up front, if he did wrong he should be treated as any other citizen. However, we should consider the greater lesson being learned here. Like the former governor of New York, Hewett was fingered by a few beaurocrats. Both men could be guilty. But, I for one, think it is a dangerous thing for a few disgruntled or annoyed paper shufflers to be able to reverse the will of the electorate. Both men were elected by vast majorities, yet both were “removed” by a nameless few. I am sure not saying that their conduct is acceptable. But, when we elect people to office, should not the power to remove them also lie with the people? Folks better believe that rights only exist as long as they are demanded and monitored.

  • Guest 121212 says:

    Dear Paul H,
    Have you considered what the victims of this man and their families must be going through?

    Have you considered what the mother with the sexually assualted children who was harrassed by the perps mom felt? what the children felt? what it was like to be a child and know that there was no protection for you because the sheriff was a criminal and was willing to protect a man who molest children?

    No, I dont think that you have. Hewett is an adult, a well educated, married, with children, sworen Sheriff, but he did not care enough to take the high ground, he only cared about him self, not even his family mattered of he would not have done the things that he has done.

    So please, before you get on here and preach the “poor Ronald” sermon, consider the victims of what he has done. Maybe then you will grow to see that bad behavior such as Mr. Hewett has shown is nothing more then a criminal at work. AND YES, RONALD HEWETT IS A CRIMINAL..AND SOON THE ENTIRE COUNTY WILL KNOW EXACTLY TO WHAT EXTENT.

    TO BRUNSWICK COUNTY LEO’S – GOD BLESS YOU ALL..PLEASE HANG IN THERE, WE KNOW THERE ARE MANY GOOD AND SOON YOU WILL AGAIN SHINE. STAY SAFE..

  • J says:

    Oh lord… he took drugs off the streets? If you drive by any drug area they are standing on the street selling them! Open your eyes! He has photo opportunities, not any real results. The cops spend more time arresting the addicts than the actual dealers-check the jail. Possession charges abound. They don’t go into the Quarters-they pull people over who are leaving the Quarters in hopes of finding drugs. More individuals=more money. As well as more opportunity to claim jail overcrowding. Do some research and see how many people in the jail have actually been to court. Do you people realize that innocent until proven guilty does not exist here? The majority of the those locked up have not been convicted of anything, yet they live day to day in Ronald Hewett’s man made hell, often not even aware of their court dates-until they get a failure to appear charge because they weren’t taken down the short hallway to the courthouse for their scheduled hearings.

    As far as why this is happening now even though they knew? The former sheriff was dirty, but the detectives are dirtier. Falsifying evidence, coercing defendents and witnesses, obtaining false warrants… the list goes on and on. The snitches are singing because they are SCARED. As well they should be.

    This is all disgusting. They all need to be investigated.

  • Guest033108 says:

    I beleive that Ron Hewitt has dne alot of things for brunswick county, but please remember he is being charged with a felony. His deputies did the right thing by turning him in. I am sure he knew in his heart that he was going to get caught eventually!! And yes I am sure that his family reads all this and hears what peole are saying, but they probably knew what he was doing wrong also.

    His job was to catch criminals, he is not above the law, he did something wrong and now he should pay the price!!

  • Guest28422 says:

    The citizens of Brunswick County are going
    to get stuck with huge civil cases and huge
    pay outs. Wait until Officer Jones family
    (murdered Police Office at Bald Head Island)
    get justice for how their family was mis-treated by Sheriff Hewett. (Read the new book and by the way all the money goes to the foundation setup in Officer Jones honor.) Maybe the poor Hewett and Holden families would like to pay these monitary legal awards for the citizens of Brunswick County.

  • brunswick resident 99 says:

    Smartness, you obviously need a new screenname….. I can’t believe that you are saying that the deputies should move if they dont like whats going wrong with the dept. that they work for. How crazy is that…Those deputies are standing up for what is right. I guess you would prefer that they move where you can live in ignorant bliss… Somethings terribly wrong if you are trashing 22 people to protect the ONE man that is accused of these things…You all ask why did the deputies wait until now to say something….The answer is that they had to come together and provide evidence or else they would have no case…If one deputy tried to stand up against the Sheriff I wonder how many people would have believed that one deputy?? You all won’t even believe the 22 that came forward. You could bet your money that the deputy would have been fired for standing up for himself & the citizens. You all are treating Hewett as if he is God and can do no wrong. Just remember that those deputies stood up not only for themselves, but for the citizens of Brunswick county…

  • HERMAN LOVER says:

    I SAY BRING HERMAN STRONG BACK FOR THE TWO YEARS LEFT IN THIS TERM. THERE WOULD BE SOME CHANGES BEING MADE———HERMAN WE STILL LOVE YOU…….

  • Guest2009 says:

    Chris,
    You need to take off the rose-colored glasses. This IS NOT the result of a personal vendetta against this man. This is also NOT the result of somebody wanting his job.

    You do not know, or you DO NOT WANT TO KNOW what it has been like to work for Mr. Hewett. Yes you could go to every county in the State and find unhappy employees. But what you won’t find is an entire department (essentially) speaking out as a unified voice saying they are fed up with it. You might get one or two dissenters but you have to admit that things are bad when so many people are coming out and speaking up.

    Also, these are only the local charges, more are coming and those will be from higher up the totem pole of justice. Or do you think the FBI has a personal grievance with him as well? It’s all a big conspiracy to get Mr. Hewett fired…. No, it isn’t. He fired himself when he started violating the very law he swore to uphold.

    This is a perfect example of ‘what goes around, comes around’. He has been treating his employees like dirt AND breaking the law. So defend him if you like but remember that the good people that are speaking up are doing so to provide you with a better public service, not that you’d want an honest, law-abiding sheriff… nah, you wouldn’t want that would you?

    In the end Brunswick County will be better off with a sheriff that offers encouragement, recognition and decency to his employees. One that respects the rule of law and doesn’t think he’s the only one that’s worth a damn.

  • dontevencare says:

    The deer stand incident is hysterical….

  • Chris says:

    Im not saying his remarks or statements are not wrong or his actions.They are throwing him under the bus he is not getting a fair and balance side of the story.He has been our Sheriff for 15 years and he has taken drugs off the street and made Brunswick County a safe place.This man has a good heart and means well I dont want him to go down like this.We all make mistakes but this man has done way more good then bad.I do not want him to be remembered for a few mistakes.This seems like a inside job to remove this man from office.No one said being Sheriff of a County is easy and yes he pissed off alot of people but he put alot of crackheads, robbers, murders and bad people in jail and that is what I want from my Sheriff.His own friends and deputys recorded his private phone calls and then turned the tapes over to the local District Attorney now keep in mind how many people Sheriff Hewett arrested and this same District Attorney put in jail.I can not stand by and watch these people ruin this mans life.We all know that the Brunswick County Sheriffs Office was run like the (good old boy system)but the same good old boys have turned against him so if he goes down then lets take down everyone.North Carolina has 100 counties and if I went to every Sheriffs Department in this state I would find former and active deputys that do not like there Sheriff and they could tell storys off the things there Sheriff has done.Brunswick County is one of the fasting growing counties in the state with a low crime rate but now lets see how the crime rises.Please remember I voted for Ronald Hewett not the deputys that work for him stop and think do they have something to hide.

    Thanks for your time Chris……….North Carolina

  • RebelYell says:

    Lets get it right. The NY gov was fingered by a few scumbags at the IRS. They turned over his personal info to people to run him out. He wasn’t right, but it was his business. Now, Ron may be guilty, but shouldn’t the people have the say??? Hitler does not apply, but if you want to take that path….he was removed by the will of the people… the American, British and Russian people. The German people at the time were without a government. Therefore, their electorate could not function to remove an elected leader. Hey, if you think Brunswick county’s government is defunked, maybe New Hanover, Pender and Columbus county could invade and set up a provisional government. Then, Hewett could reasonably be removed without the consent of those that electd him. Personally, I think Brunswick county could take’m. Although Maco might be lost to Columbus county.

  • brunswick resident 99 says:

    Oh yeah, real smart, they are testifying against Hewett because they want to lose their jobs too. That’s why they started all of this… You’re so funny… not

  • Estatic says:

    You guys really have your blinders on when it comes to Ronald Hewett. I know him personally and I have for years. I know first hand what kind of person he is. Puts in little work but always shows up when the cameras arrive.
    Anyway, to those of you who want to blame it all on the courts as to why the drug dealers rome free..this is first hand information..bc all they want to do is bust the little guys. They want to bust the addicts, the ones buying the drugs..not the ones selling the drugs. YEAH..if u look in the court docs what you see are a whole bunch of possession charges. I have never been to jail, never been charged with so much of a speeding ticket. I am a tax paying citizen in BC and have been all my life, and I have voted since I was 18 years old. (that was in response to the person who thinks if you don’t like Ronald you have to be a criminal..lol) I have seen first hand where people have told detectives who they bought the drugs from, who the key dealers in the area were..and the detetectives reply to be “yeah, we know all about him..but he is who supplies us with all our information about buyers and stolen goods”. Wanna know what that is all about? It looks better to solve cases like those rather than stacking up possession charges. It looks better at campaign time, if you catch my drift.
    You people really are snowballed when it comes to Sheriff Hewett. I just really hate his family is going thru this. Well maybe not Justin bc he seems to be as big a power tripper as his daddy. But for Jessica and Julie..my prayers are with you both for enduring such unneccesary strife.

  • Patricia Johnson says:

    I Love you….I will miss our times together…!!! I promise I will come visit you in Jail..You were always special to me, Especially after my husband died…Our times together will be the best moments of my Life…LOVE YOU.!!!!

  • concern mom says:

    I don’t live in this county but, everything I have ever heard about this man has been good. I think the people that have thrown him under the bus. Need to have a hard look at also, Why did they throw him under the bus, and what do they get out of this? Please keep in mind if he did do this than he needs to be held to the law. but, remember people he has a family and he is also a father. Keep them in your prayers. Lets all step back and get both sides to everything. And note to the TV channels play more of the phone calls. Not just the couple of lines. …

  • Guestwhat says:

    Well first of all this has nothing to do with a Fire Department i thought this board was on Ronald Hewett but i guess that goes to show everyone that pointing fingers at people wont get you anywhere unless it got you out the door or something please do share….

  • BORN IN BC says:

    Are you flipping kidding me????

  • Guest000000000 says:

    well i dont know about all fire departments; but i feel they are a few more in the local area that needs to be looked at too; in my opinion. The head of emergency services should look into doing random drug and alcohol screenings on several departments, like Waccamaw, maybe Supply, and a few more too. If they do this, they will eliminate trouble that will come from what is in these departments, as so called first responders, or firefighters that can bring harm to citizens in their community. Possibly because of their lifestyles, so citizens need to be alerted to what travels our roads in emergency vehichles.

  • Guest1022 says:

    He is the one they have the evidence against.

  • Brunswick says:

    THANK GOD!!!! Maybe now with Hewett out of office we can get DRUGS out of Brunswick County. He claimed to be arreasting drug dealers but if you kept up with the court dockets all the dealers getting arrested were back out on the streets in a month, still supplying to the county. I pray now we can get help for these people who are addicted to drugs, because now maybe they wont be so easy to get. I say give Hewett time, he was suppose to be an example to the citizens and the children of our county.

  • Believer in truth says:

    Will people get REAL whether it is Brunswick County or anywhere in the United States – law enforcement arrests and if you look at the dockets you will see the number of arrests (that is the Sheriff doing his job) getting back out on the street has more to do with Mr. Gore our “wonderful” district attorney’s office making plea bargains and judges going easy on drug dealers. Only when the DA and the Courts start being as hard on criminals as they are on Sheriff Hewett will we see any movement in the drug area. If Sheriff Hewett is guilty of 3 felonies and obstruction of justice try reading the indictments – the embezzlement charge has to do with employees supposedly working on the re-election campaign when they were getting paid by the County etc READ THE INDICTMENTS before commenting the grand total “embezzled” is no more than $1400.00. I happen to be campaigning for someone in 2006, weren’t those your employees out their campaigning MR. GORE during working hours????
    Pot calling the kettle Black. I am sure for these so called charges there should be a lot more “elected officials” being charged. What a bunch of horse manure!

  • Chris says:

    I agree with all you said,but you are telling me nobody had the guts to go to him and tell him to chill out.I read that some of these deputys went to grade school with him and they did not have the b***s to stand up to him.I have good friends that I grew up with and if Im wrong they will tell me.And you cant tell me half the Sheriffs Dept in this state dont the same problems Brunswick Co has.Ok lets be fair if Sheriff Hewett goes lets get rid of all the Capt. Lt. Sgt. and start clean you cant tell me the only one with dirty hands is Ronald Hewett COME ON!!!

  • Guest888 says:

    lock him up now, hes a flight risk.

  • Longtime Observer says:

    It is stunning and baffling to read that so many people are still in doubt about Sheriff Hewett’s criminal dereliction of duty. I have known the sheriff for more than 15 years and like so many of you, I once respected and admired him. I also know every one of the officers named in the petition for the sheriff’s removal. Believe me, there was a time when any one of these officers would have taken a bullet to protect the sheriff. It took incredible courage for them to put their careers on the line to have him removed. They have done an incredible service to Brunswick County in getting this man out of office before he went racing to a crime scene drunk in the middle of the night and killed you or one of your family. I only hope the sheriff has friends who can see the truth about his substance abuse and can convince him to get him the help he so obviously needs.

  • Guest333 says:

    My grandfather always said “bad news travels fast, good news travels slow”. Now why is that? I know part of the reason is because people would rather put someone else down rather than do something commendable themselves. How quickly you selfrighteous people forget what kind of county we had BEFORE the invasion. Do you really think it got any easier for Ronald? All of you people who are so ready to condemn, what are you doing to make this a better world?
    No I’m not saying that if Ronald made poor choices that he should not be held accountable. I am saying why be so cruel? Ronald had done a lot for many people, including our parents, our children and our friends and neighbors. Oh by all means let’s forget all the good, if we put someone down and spread rumors for awhile at least we won’t be thinking about how little we do to improve our own or someone else’s life. Ya’ll are selfish and mean. You better hope we get HALF as good a man as Ronald Hewett back in the sheriff’s position.
    There’s a lot as a community that we can do to help one another, but ya’ll would rather preach and ridicule than to do anything, like any of ya’ll could have done better. Give me a break, none of you has a clue how stressful and demanding the sheriff’s position is. You want to take, take and take and when there is nothing left but a man in survival mode, what do you do? You reprobate, denounce and condemn him.
    Well I know that Ronald Hewett is a God fearing, giving and loving man. He is a strong man and he will survive your stones. He will do what is required of him and press forward.
    What Ronald and his family needs now is your prayers, love and support respectively. If you have none of these to give, keep your mouth shut AND if you can’t, let him without sin cast the first stone.

  • 1feduprdr says:

    It’s amazing how Brunswick County is seldom ever recognized by news agencies. Hurricanes blast the coast and Brunswick County can be the most threatened, but the news is terrified for New Hanover County! Rare mention of Brunswick County.

    Through the years, you could ask Wilmington residents who their sheriff was and very few could answer you. But they’ve known who Brunswick County’s is. Now, suddenly reporters are vaulting across the Cape Fear armed with all their knowledge and hard facts on Brunswick County and the Ron Hewett case. They are doing their jobs and reporting the news from our very courthouse steps!

    I’m not originally from this area, but having spent most of my life here I’ve had the opportunity to observe the tight family community that defines Brunswick County. Driven by centuries-old traditions, church on Sundays, loyalty, complete contentment with a life passed down through generations, handing tobacco, oystering, working hard and playing hard, these people are the most genuine I’ve ever encountered. Ron Hewett embraces and protected these traditions that would otherwise be argued as ‘archaic and simplistic’ by certain new residents who chose to move here and instead of integrate, dictate and dominate. The charges and allegations against him are downright laughable, weak and the result of a certain few who got their toes stepped on. No, he won’t be our Sheriff anymore, so the mutiny was successful. Anyone else have any suspicions as to who may casually slip into our sheriff’s seat? Let’s all watch together as the media dictates this scandalous tale of the small town sheriff brought down by his upstanding team.

  • Guest43 says:

    Amen! And also the ones that stood by and watched as he quote “stumbled and almost fell at a crime scene”. Wasn’t it their responsibility to report this if it is in deed true? I realize their jobs were important to them but for crying out loud someone could have been killed and they just stood by and continued to observe this. I am betting there is more to this than we know or will ever know.

  • contingency14 says:

    If you go to this link you can see Hewett’s mugshot..love it

    http://www.brunswickbeacon.com/

  • Gene says:

    Every day or too your question come up. “Why did they wait so long”. With all due respect, it astounds me at the numbers of people that do not know the law of the land when it comes to any elected Sheriff, anywhere in this country. The law, supported by a long ago Supreme court simply states that the Sheriff, being elected, has the right to insure the people working for him are on his team. Otherwise, he would not be able to carry out the mandate of the people that elected him. In short, he has the right to fire, at will, without giving any cause whatsoever. In short, I don’t like you is good enough. In short, you are fired and I am not going to even tell you why, is good enough! THAT IS THE LAW!

    If one, two or three had said a word, and it did not work out, they would be gone! They, like most of us have families and obligations. In short, until they had enough to turn over and until there were enough willing to take the chance, and until they felt they had an even chance, it would have been curtains for them to step up and do this.

    How many times does this FACT have to be explained? Have you ever heard the term, “just cause”? That term does not exist at this or any other Sheriff’s Department!

    That is why!

    My God man, there have been more than one movie made about whistle blowers. Why would they make movies about that kind of thing? Because it is unusual, that is why! Most people, for good reason, don’t have the guts to risk their careers. They did. I don’t ask, why did it take so long? I say, thanks for risking it all!

  • BC born & raised says:

    How can you sit there and condemn those men for coming forward? Yes, maybe it shouldn’t have taken so long, and yes maybe they were along side him, but this was their career at stake, their bread and butter. When corruption is taking place inside of a department like that you don’t know how deep that corruption runs. In most instances we can just go tell our boss, but their boss was the corrupt one. How could they have known who all was involved in it, who they could trust. You have read several affadavits, and news releases talking of the friends that Hewett had in the department and the DA’s office. He could have fired them, as he did so many others, for no reason at all. Even the citizens of Brunswick County are afraid to speak out. I don’t blame them. No, Hewett’s appearance doesn’t at all look scary, his actions in public eye aren’t threatening, but those who truly know him, and have worked beside him for so many years know what he is truly like and capable of. They had every right to be afraid, he could have made their lives a living hell.

    I can’t believe that people who are downing those that stepped forward yet backing Hewett all the way! Hewett was an elected official who used his position to get what he wanted, and do as he pleased. The big picture that everyone needs to look at here is the fact that he let a county down that depended upon him. He had a job to do, he failed plain and simple. Yeah, he is just a man, a human or what ever other excuse ya’ll want to make for him, but he did wrong and he deserves to suffer the consequences of his actions.

    Unfortunately, his actions are going to tear the relationship between ALL law enforcement officials and the citizens of this county apart. It is going to make it more difficult for the officers in this county to do their jobs, the citizens are going to be torn as to trust them or not. I am a teacher and we teach our kids that police officers are their friends and to always trust them, and go to them in they ever need help…its a sad day when the one who should be honoring the badge to the highest degree turns out to be the very one we need to protect our kids from.

    Yanno, I know that Hewett was once a honorable and God fearing man. He was once what I considered a great, someone to look up to…he needs to be the honorable man that he once was, the man who upheld the law, and loved what he did…and admit his downfalls, mistakes, short comings. He needs to accept the responsibilty of the choices that he made and face the consequences. He knows how the system works better than most! Search deep Hewett, find that person that you once were and have some one on one time the man above. That will be the only place you will find peace and true justice!!!

  • Guest1022 says:

    Then you must be without sin, because it almost sounds like you’re doing exactly what you’re telling others they should not do.

  • Guest00000000000 says:

    I agree with you one hundred percent of what you just said and couldn’t have said it better myself. Great Job! I say some people really need to get a life and do some good of their own. I’m completly for Ronald HEWETT! (the caps are for the people that apparently are not from here that can’t spell his name!!!!) I’m just here to say stop with all the nonsense and stupidity!

  • Gene says:

    You think this is funny? You getting a laugh or two. There is nothing funny about this. One bad cop, two, three, fifty. It ain’t funny!

    It is not funny to Hewett I am sure. It is not funny to any LEO. And, it sure is not funny to the public at large. Just like fishing, you get some and some get away. But those that get away may get on the hook another day.

    But you do not throw back one because others are still in the pond. You take that one and then you go after the others. And there are others, I agree. Not just in the Sheriff’s department either.

    One good thing about all this is public awareness and arousal. I am looking forward to seeing yet another go down and the people that put him there!

    Although I want to see that justice done, I don’t think it is funny. It is a travesty. Any dirty cop is a travesty. To the public yes, but just as much if not more so to good and ethical law enforcement officers.

    So sleep good at night Mr. Ha ha. and when you are in need or your family is in danger, maybe your type of cop will show up. I hope if that happens, you find it real funny!

  • 00 says:

    AMEN AMEN AND AMEN!!!!!!

  • beth anne says:

    I think it’s so funny how you all wanna bring him down. The ones who we’re behind this are about to get their’s too. I happen to know a few of them(crack heads, whores, etc…)and can’t wait until the new sheriff come’s in and filters out that trash. Remember “He who is without sin shall cast the first stone.”…SO basically none of us have room to talk. Those power hungry, no good petitioners will get theirs. Because if they didn’t have Ronald’s back..then what would make the new Sheriff think they’ll have his? Haha…keep hating him, they’ll get their’s back and it will slap them in the face even harder. Find someone else to destory, or keep your freaking comments to yourself, just because he’s held to a higher standard means he has to be picked on??? Yeah, well he saved their asses, and did alot for this messed up county, wait until the new Sheriff, I hope he hates you all!!!

  • Guest333 says:

    Here’s a good question for ya! How long do you think Caison and Holden will continue to trust one another?

  • Gene says:

    Boy, am I glad you are not from here. It would scare the heck out of me to think you and I share the same gene pool! So you think this is nothing. OK, let’s just take one little excerpt from one tape. AND IT IS HIS VOICE YOU KNOW!

    It really does not matter to me the conditions he was taped under. I am just darn glad he got taped! What does he, at the time the high sheriff want! HE WANTS (IN HIS WORDS) I REPEAT, HE “WANTS” A BANK ROBERY IN PROGRESS!

    Lets forget about the felony that “he wants” to be committed. He either “wants” to go down in a blaze of glory or, he “wants” to be the big show for the press again and divert attention away from his current state of affairs. But you know what my foreign friend? That want could and probably would end in a FIRE FIGHT! As a law enforcement officer with over 20 years even drunk, HE KNOWS THAT! So, what he wants, is a FIRE FIGHT! Endangering the workers at the bank, the public at large and his officers! It is worth stating again, “HE WANTS A FIRE FIGHT”!

    I don’t want my wife, my children, myself, or my friends, or anyone, to be in the midst of a fire fight!

    Out of all that we already know, (and there is much, not little as you would portray it) a blind man could see that he should be disarmed and put out! No LEO “wants” a fire fight! No civilian does either. You like him? You got him. But this is the deal. Pack your stuff and take him with you back to where ever you are from! We do here, like a peaceful way of life. Not a drunken sheriff that DESIRES gun play and bloodshed. There is way too much of that already without asking and WANTING anymore!

    Personally, I don’t care if he goes to jail. I do not care if he gets off. However, I do not want that man carrying a gun and a badge where I live!

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  • Justice says:

    He is an elected official. The people have the right 2 judge him. If he is not doing the things he was sworn to do then he should be removed. Ronald Hewett didn’t do anything for the county, his officers did. Do you really think he made all those arrest? Get real, he is and always has been a coward. Mitch Prince was twice the man he is. The rest of us have other people that need our prayers, mine was already answered….Ronald is GONE!!!

  • Guest342 says:

    He looks cute there to me!

  • Das Weibstück says:

    What a hottie !! Looks like he is about to puke.

  • I.C. Red says:

    I agree Beth Anne. Well said. Sheriff Hewett did the low lifes a favor by keeping them on. With a new sheriff on board, maybe he’ll clean house. Can’t wait to see everyone of those names who’ve sworn petty affidavits on welfare…i.e.Sheriff’s son took school supplies???! Come on Cindy Lou, is that the best you can do? How many pens have you lost, misplaced, lent to others, etc. Get real!

  • Guest333 says:

    We all live in a very close knit community and for the life of me I can’t understand people actually being happy about what has happened to the Sheriff. Even if you have been arrested numerous times, don’t you feel badly for his mama (EVERYONE’S English teacher) The friends and family of all the people involved. The sons and daughters of those people that use to be like brothers and sisters. This has affected more than the Sheriff and his family. It affects the children of those primarily involved in this petition in so many ways. People please stop and think before you say hurtful things.

  • Guest444 says:

    samson……please,that arrest angle is getting old.

  • Guest Lawl says:

    Beth Ann, if Mr. Hewett has done what he is accused of then he brought this on himself. Your “he without sin” crap doesn’t cut it, sister. I have PLENTY of room to talk. I’m not the one out on bail. I am not the one who abused my office and my officers. Maybe he did do a lot for the county but you cant look at the bad and illegal stuff he has done and call it a wash, cause its not. He’s looking like a criminal now too same as the ones he arrested and if he is really guilty of all this then he deserves to be punished.

  • concerned parent says:

    I wonder if it was drug or alcohol abuse that put our kids in danger at the Shallotte christmas parade this year? There was some erratic driving and yelling at parents and kids,if I recall correctly it was a supply fire truck responding to a dog house fire.

  • retired NC LEO says:

    It’s about time they nailed him. Before you can enforce the law you have to clean house. Why did some of these past Chief Deputy Sheriffs not do their job and report him ?? They knew what was going on ?? Why ??

  • Guest999999 says:

    Wrong, I have never been in jail in my life. However, I am educated enough to know the law and Hewett broke it. He is going to Jail, no two ways about it. Let me add that I believe he did not act alone. Hope he has the courage to step up to the plate and tell the truth.

  • Linda Lou Campbell says:

    GOOD MORNING!
    This morning when I wakened,
    And saw the sun above.
    I sofly said, “Good morning, Lord,
    Bless everyone I love.”
    And, right away I thought of you,
    And said a loving prayer.
    That He would bless you specially,
    And keep you free from care.
    I thought of all the happiness
    A day could hold in store.
    I wished it all for you because
    No one deserves it more.

    Ron I would like to meet you someday
    and thank you for a job well done.

    GOD loves you more.

    With Love and Gods Healing and Blessings.

    The Alabama identical twins, Linda Lou and Glenda Sue have you in our prayers.

    Think about your life and families to take care of and what will be sometimes is hurting but you will WIN and survive this and be a stronger person and maybe your life will take another road and help people and I have read and I keep in touch and have been since Carla Lea Painter Bussard was given back to me and is buried in Huntsville, Alabama by her grandparents. Please remember there are people out here walking beside you and talk to positive people and keep smiling and have joy because we do not know how long our life will be from day to day. GOD will not give you no more than you can bear. I know this when I lost my child who is part of me and I do want to thank all your detectives, deputies and SWAT team and Rex Gore, and all his staff and even your North Carolina Governor Mike Easley and staff returned my call for help and gave me the advice I needed to not give up and keep trying to get all my closure and answers about the HOMICIDE 9-5-2006 in Supply, Becky’s, Brunswick County, NC. People do not realize how much hurt and pain you have when you are in my shoes on this case and it will be for the rest of my life but I will come back to your wonderful state and have a great day when I get there and and return home and tell all my family members who are beside me all the way and I have so many friends in your Brunswick County today and that is a precious gift from GOD. Have a happy day. Lots of Hugs and Prayers. State positive and keep your head up and be proud of who you are and always will be no matter what road you are taking in these days ahead, but you are strong and you will survive.

  • retired crackhead says:

    I’m a recovering drug addict and Ronnie Hewitt has been taking money from dealers in Longwood and PineCrest for years, why do you think the sheriffs never go there? Those neighborhoods are nothing but little crack towns…NOTHING but, believe me.I know of some craziness in Brunswick County pulled off by Hewitt and I hope they keep digging.

  • Das Weibstück says:

    How old are you Dear? Does your Mommy know you are online and that you know crack head’s & whore’s? Sounds like you have unsavory acquaintances.

    A new sheriff would know what he/she is coming into and be prepared for the task. That is what professional people do. They work as a team. One person who thinks they are above or better than the rest will ruin it, just like Hewett has done here.

    If Hewett lead by example then perhaps other officers fell into wrong doing as well. It will come out and they will be removed.

    Lets NOT forget folks…..LEO’s are not above us, they work for us, we pay them.

  • WilmMan says:

    That comment about LEO working for us, that we pay them….is very old. You pay taxes and some of the tax money goes to pay for LEO. But LEO also pay taxes so I guess they work for themselves as well.

    Beth made one good point….there are several deputies in that Dept that will be looking for a new job, or a new cell-mate. I really hope that when Hewett goes down, he takes the rest with him. Hewett made his own bed and he will have to lie in it…but I have no doubts that there are several other deputies that are hoping Hewett goes quietly. Probably some of those that came foward are the most worried. They probably felt like if they came forward it would save them later on. Good luck with that

  • HAHAHAHAHA

    ho this is very entertaining but I must say what goes around. Comes around you all can pray can wish dish out the b/s even can sing HAHAHA

    But he will get reemed due to his own self I could care less about the guy I think he is a redneck low life
    give a redneck money power and this is what happens
    so this bud’s for you Brunswick county live lamers

  • Das Weibstück says:

    May be an old statement but, true. They do work for us, for the decent law abiding citizens anyway. In no way are they above us nor should they feel as if they are in anyway, if they start thinking that way then they need to be replaced.

    The deputies that went along will be pointed out I am sure. This investigation is huge and being done by people with no personal interest. You can not police yourself as we all know.

  • Guest1988 says:

    I completely agree with you. I could’nt have
    said it better. Yeah,”What did he do?” Crime is
    worser now than it’s ever been.

  • Guest453 says:

    Could it be perhaps that he was a part of that crime, hmmm????

  • Guest525 says:

    Well guess what Linda Lou and Glenda Sue, he’s going DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Southern Born says:

    As I sit and listen to the tapes, as I sit and look at the evidence, as I sit ponder on all that I know, it throws me back, hopefully we have not gathered for a funeral that will not take place, evidence and criminal activities are hard cases when the witnesses are involved in the crime, all these deputies who apparently conspired at one point to break the law how does he tamper with a case without help, how does he force deputies who are suppose to uphold the law to break it, how do you define Conspiracy, how do you define Cowardice, Lets think DA knew he was going to be indicted the deputies probably know how to spell Conspiracy( because they were there), so the next word we can use is Cowards, step back in time to his last campaign, I saw no deputies who was being forced to campaign looking as if they were under distress. Why!! I will tell you why they loved him. How do you remove someone that bad, you don’t campaign for him—–HMMMMM… why all of a sudden well here’s the word Cowardice? I will not praise them they broke the law too they knew that they had not been working to protect the public but yet they spent the money didn’t they, Keith Smith, Gene Allen Caison, Mark Truil, and several other faceless cowards are criminals, it baffles me that these strong will men could not find the courage to at least donate the illegal monies to charity( how much you want to bet), why didn’t they put vacation time down on there time sheets or comp time, something stinks folks and it just might be the deputies dead Morales that we smell, Ronald appears to be guilty, but I cannot for the life of me figure how we praise these brave souls who took the money and ran, only to find there intestinal fortitude- promptly before their stinking dead morals hit the fan. So if we are to ignore all the good Ronald has done and erase it with the bad how can we possible erase all they helped him do, with this act of cowardice, Real men would have stood next to him and faced the music, but instead they dance in there glory as cowards………… Remember These Names– Keith Smith, Gene Allen Caison, Mark Truil you can recognize them by the yellow stripe, and the odor of dead morals!!!!!!!!

  • Guest345 says:

    What are you,some kind of psycho?

  • Cali-Gore says:

    I going to listen to them again when I have more time but in the meantime, did anyone else hear him implicate Rex Gore and judge Ola Bray in wrongdoing or did I misunderstand?

    Thanks

  • Southern Born says:

    Cheer up Ronald, i Gaurantee you can get a job as a public workd director if you can get 52 trees cut for $252.00. if he can get work done that cheap RE-instate him know and let the deputies start building affordable housing!!!!

    Also i believe we can all save money on campaigns as well good job at effecient use of time for those officers who needed to be reprimanded!!!!!! maybe when they get indicted they can use that as time served….

  • Justice says:

    “I hope he hates you all” That’s a very intelligent statement. I am sure Ronnie is glad your on his side. We all have room to talk….He is an elected official, and thus we have the right to judge his performance in office. Guess what? He has been found lacking in his performance as sheriff. He is gone, and I can assure you he will not be back. You quote the bible and then end your statement by saying you “Hope he hates you all” what an ignorant statement. Take the time to remove your head from Ronalds ass and you will find the world to be a much different place than you thought.

  • Justice says:

    I keep hearing people say how much he did for this county…. What did he do? The crime rate is just as high, the drugs are still sold in open market. I don’t understand what your talking about. Because some high profile arrest have been made??? That’s the job he is paid to do. I know he had a God complex, but it is a shame others thought of him the same way. As for all you so called christians that say we should pray for him…I have. I prayed that he would be removed from office and guess what? He’s outta there.

  • smartness says:

    I TOO HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND EMS IN A DIFFERENT COUNTY! I DO AGREE WITH YOU 100%. MY ORIGINAL COMMENT WAS AIMED AT MAKING THE POINT THAT COUNTY EMPLOYEES (EMS,911,AND JUST A FEW OTHERS) WHOSE CHECKS ARE SIGNED BY THE COUNTY MANAGER ARE REQUIRED TO DRUG TEST PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT AND AT ANY TIME DURING THERE EMPLOYMENT MAY BE RANDOMLY SELECTED TO TEST AGAIN! I WAS ORIGINALLY SPEAKING TO SOMEONE WHO POSTED THE COMMENTS OF SOME OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENTS BEING TESTED! I EXPLAINED THAT THEY WERE NOT ALL COUNTY PAYROLLED EMPLOYEES, SO PRETTY MUCH I WAS TRYING TO MAKE THE POINT THAT WHEREAS ITS PRETTY EASY TO THROW EVERY AGENCY UNDER THE BUS FOR THIS OR THAT, THAT IN FACT, THE VOLUNTEERS OF BRUNSWICK COUNTY SHOULD BE LEFT OUT OF IT. THEY HAVE CHOSEN TO VOLUNTEER ON THEIR OWN, THEY GIVE UNSELFISHLY AND FOR THEM TO GET PULLED INTO PATHETIC POLITICAL COUNTY MESSES, IS UNFAIR!

  • TREES says:

    To have 3 trees removed my yard cost $250. Let’s see, 83.33/tree @ 58 trees = $4,833.33. Maybe I should have asked the deputies to remove mine.

  • samson says:

    Is this Guest999999, or guest666? The new Sheriff will arrest you, the same way Sheriff Hewett obviously did!

  • bad sheriff says:

    dave crocker or gene caison sound like viable candidates for sheriff.

  • Guest999999 says:

    That he without sin thought just does not fly anymore. Here is the thing, he has been charged, they have tapes and he is in BIG TROUBLE. So please stop with your self rightoues bullcrap. He’s going down and everyone including him knows it…THERE’S A NEW SHERIFF COMING ON BOARD…SAY BYE TO YOUR LITTLE FAVORS AND DEALS..

  • Chief says:

    In all of our critisism lets not forget there are some deputies out there that work for our county that do and truly love to do thier job.I think that they should all know that even though there is problems in the camp,we still appreciate the job that they do!!!!So to all the other Ladies and Gentleman whom answer the road calls and serve the civil papers in this county,you are the heart of the BCSO, so keep up the good work and may God bless you all!!!

  • Contingency14 says:

    Very well but, but they walk beside us too. For the most part I believe that LEO’s are just hard working men and women, they want to do they best they can do. When that is hampered by a someone at the top, it becomes impossible for them to do their job properly.

    I truly hope that the LEO’s in Brunswick County know that we are there for them. There are many, many good LEO’s in the Sheriff’s department, may they be safe while they perform their duties.

  • samnews says:

    Just wondering? Who’s hands actually filled those time sheets out?

  • Guest0469 says:

    Who in this county has had a child ask one of the following questions…What did Sheriff Ronald do? Is he going to jail? Is he a bad man? Why did he break the law? Well I for one have seen him at the schools, Girl Scout and Boy Scout events, and other youth activities in our community. What about the children??? He was elected to serve this community and by doing so he signed on for the children on Brunswick County to look up to him and he was a role model to these kids. What examples has he set and who are they looking up to now? No matter what the outcome on May 5th, the audio tapes are enough for me. Shame on you for letting our Children down!

  • WilmMan says:

    Probably because they are just as guilty…I wouldn’t be surprised if some of those that have turned in Hewett are guilty and just trying to save their own butts

  • smartness says:

    IN REFERENCE TO QUESTIONS ABOUT WHO PAID FOR JUSTIN’S B.L.E.T TRAINING, OR ANY OTHER OFFICERS FOR THAT MATTER……USUALLY THE AGENCY IN WHICH YOU WANT TO WORK WITH SPONSORS YOUR WAY INTO THE CLASS! THE STATE OF NC(NOT BRUNSWICK COUNTY OR ANY OTHER COUNTY) FOR THAT MATTER BUT THE STATE OF NC HAS THIS PROCESS IN WHICH YOU HAVE TO GO THRU TO ACTUALLY BECOME A DEPUTY WHICH INCLUDES WHAT IS TERMED AS “THE NC SHERRIFFS DEPARTMENT STANDARDS” IT IS A RATHER LENGHTY PROCESS THAT ALL NC SHERRIFS DEPARTMENS REQUIRE BE MET. SOME AGENCYS REQUIRE OTHER DEPARTMENTS LIKE 911 TELECOMMUNICATORS AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS TO MEET THESE SAME STANDARDS! FOR YOU THAT HAVE COMMENTED ABOUT FIRE DEPARTMENTS AND EMERGENCY SERVICES RANDOM DRUG TESTING, GUESS WHAT PEOPLE, VOLUNTEERS ARE NOT PAID COUNTY EMPLOYEES,SO THEY ARE NOT HELD TO THE SAME STANDARD! ANY COUNTY EMPLOYEE WHETER EMERGENCY SERVICES OR NOT IS SUBJECT TO DRUG TESTING, AND ACTUALLY MUST PASS ONE PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT! THERE ARE CERTAIN POSITIONS LIKE 911 THAT EVEN REQUIRE YOU PASS A PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE BEFORE YOU ARE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION! SO FOR MOST OF YOU THAT ARE CLUELESS TO HOW AND WHAT THE EMPLOYEES OF BRUNSWICK COUNTY GOVERNMENT DO ENDURE PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT…..WELL NOW YOU KNOW!!!

  • schools2590 says:

    my thoughts and prayers go out to the citizens of brunswick county, the hewett family, and the sherriff department and there families as well. I’m sure this has been a trying time for everyone. Also the thoughts and prayers go out to the d.a’s office and there families as well and the f.b.i and there families as well this has taken on a toll for everyone. There are no comments that i can say except we all have issues, problems everyday, nothing is a smooth road while living here on this earth. However, the only one who has the answers through all of this is OUR HEAVENLY FATHER who does things and still doing things that strenghten us each day. My main comment on this is let’s learn and continue to learn how to understand everyones feelings that are involved here including most importantly OUR CHILDREN who watches and awaits. Let’s all take time and pray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cali-Gore says:

    “There was a stunning shift of directions in that courtroom. What started as a hearing on his suspension turned into a presentation of criminal charges against Ron Hewett”

    A quick presentation of criminal charges against him ensures his silence in the federal investigation. I just feel there is something far more sinister going on with this story.

  • Chris says:

    If Sheriff Hewett has been charged with Obstruction of Justice and if its true the officer that was doing the case should be charged also.(IF)the Sheriff told her not to charge the person and she did not THEN under the law she should be charged with the same crime.Because under oath she had a job to do no matter what the Sheriff tells you to do.The law is the law.So if Gore is so hell bent on following the law he needs to charge the deputy.Look it up or ask an Attorney.

  • Guest452322 says:

    THIS IS MY OPINION AND NOT AN ARGUEMENT AND I HOPE EVERYONE WILL SEE WHERE I AM COMING FROM.I HAVE IN THE PAST BEEN A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER AND A FIRE CHIEF OF A VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT AND IT IS LEFT UP TO THE NON PROFIT FIRE DEPARTMENT TO DO DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING.THE DEPARTMENT I WAS WITH DID NOT DO DRUG TESTING AND MOST LIKELY THERE ARE MORE DEPARTMENTS THAT DON’T,BUT IT IS GOING TO GET TO THE POINT WHERE IF THEY DON’T DO IT AND THERE IS AN ACCIDENT WITH A RESCUE VEHICLE OR A ERRATIC FIREFIGHTER/RESCUER ON A SCENE THAT CAUSES ALOT OF PROBLEMS AND POSSIBLY CAUSES YOU OR THEIRSELF TO GET HURT AND THERE ARE NO DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING ,THEN THE DEPARTMENT, COMMUNITY,COUNTY AND STATE TAXPAYERS ARE GOING TO LOSE ALOT OF MONEY IN LAWSUITS FORM ACCIDENTS INVOLVED WITH ABUSERS TO SUBSTANCES THAT WAS NEVER CAUGHT BECAUSE OF NO TESTING REQUIREMENTS.

  • Kudos to you, you hit the nail on the head! I understand ALL TO WELL what consequences you’ll face if you come forward against a corrupt boss! I am still suffering the consequences… years later! I was employed by the County and presented information to my supervisor about a local attorney who represented the county agency I worked for.. she constantly made me give her privileged information on other people, which was illegal, and also made passes at me. I told my supervisor that I did not appreciate this behavior, that I did not appreciate the sexual harassment because I did not “play for her team” and that giving out privileged confidential information was illegal. I was told to keep my mouth shut. I threatened to go to the District Attorney about it and I was threatened, my tires were slashed and I was finally FIRED!! It has been very difficult to find a job when your employer gives a bad reference, only because you came forward about corruption!!! There were other ladies within our department who were also harassed and intimidated, made to change legal records and so on.. they were too afraid to talk–but Hey, they still have their jobs! So, I completely understand why these deputies did what they did. They needed their jobs!

  • sherri says:

    all those weapons are scary too. wish andy would come down here and b slap his sorry ace.

  • retired says:

    how about the other unsolved murders in this co. that he and his detectives know the murders and cant get little ronnies support to finish the investigation. is it because the victim was an alledged gay. ask sbi agent cherry.

  • Linda Lou Campbell says:

    I had my daughter Carla Lea Painter Bussard, age 36 murdered in Brunswick County, NC on 9-5-2006 and a plea court 6-11-2007 and I thank Sheriff Ronald Hewett for getting the murderer of my daughter at 1:30 am 9-7-2006 (48 hours later) Martha Evelyn Farmer age 40 who worked for the EMS and she went out on that call and Carla Lea’s body was lying on the ground at the abandoned Becky’s restaurant. Martha Farmer was a cold blooded murderer and is now in prison for 22 1/2 to 28 1/2 years. I prayed they would have arrested Carla Lea’s separated husband Wallace Eugene (Gene) Bussard but he died 11-28-2006 of lung cancer. I am still praying for closure and now I hear about the Sheriff and I want him to know that my families and friends in Alabama and Tennessee is praying for him and to hang in there and what will be will be but take up for yourself and try to keep your job but if not keep on living just like I do.

  • WilmMan says:

    This has nothing to do with the Federal investigation….and neither does that Binder.

    I wonder if Capt Caison will be running for Sheriff…it would make sense considering what he has done

  • Guest22 says:

    Excuse me, Justin. I agree wholeheartedly, but what you described is not even the results of the federal investigation. We haven’t even gotten to that yet. Evidently someone is going to make up a bunch of stuff to get Hewett’s job in Raleigh from that in addition to someone trying to get his job from what his own policemen have tried to do down here. Great response, though.

  • joe blow says:

    i hope if the democratic party has to put another person in to finish out Hewett’s present term…it isn’t Capt. Caison….he doesn’t have sense enough to come in out of the rain! “What a Friend” I don’t think so!

  • Ronald supporter says:

    You know it is sad when most of you get on your computers to gossip and call names!!! Are you perfect? I know that the truth will come out in the end. But as Christian’s God wants us to stand behind our brother and sisters and pray for them. What if God got on the computer and talked about you because we all know we make mistakes everyday!! And I know that Ronald would NEVER go to work drunk if he did it would really really shock me!! As far as the job he has done for Brunswick County I think it has been a good job. All I am saying is we need to pray and don’t throw stones because after all he is human and does make mistakes, but if he was not sheriff and just an average citizen all of these comments would never be added it would be just another misfortune for some poor old Brunswick County man. I will pray for all of you who bad mouth the Sheriff and the Brunswick Co. Sheriff’s department! May God bless!!!!!

  • supporter says:

    I sure hope not! The top ones that got that petition started love their pain pills and alcohol! They know who they are!

  • Guest452 says:

    all sheriff have to much power. if you want to stop this from happening, limit the terms.this should not shock anyone its always been a good ol boys system, its brunswick county, they will always be behind the time. after all they worshiped the ground they hewitt walked on.

  • NASCAR FAN says:

    I am walking evidence that Ronald tampered with evidence I had for one of my court cases, it is true as the sky is blue! I have called Rex Gore today and left him a message to return my phone call ASAP! Had I known that he has done this to others I would have stepped forward before now! Ronald will need all your “idiot” supporters and fans he has with all these prayers to save his sorry a** but it still won’t work; he is going down!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ann Dreyer says:

    I could not have stated it better, you are right on the money!

  • Angie Robinson says:

    You seem to be one of the more intelligent people posting comments and I have to say that I agree! I have supported Ronald and continue to do so. I think we all know who can’t be trusted. I personally will be at the courthouse Monday.

  • notacriminal says:

    Just wondering how many of these posters have been in jail or knew someone who has been? What a joke. Most of you sound so ignorant it’s not even funny. I know these people he’s referring to and he’s only speaking the truth–right Keith? I don’t think you should be throwing stones–how was your trip to Daytona at Brunswick County’s expense?

  • SylviaM.Auten says:

    WOW! A lot to learn from these comments. Since the scriptures have been brought
    into this matter it should be remembered that there are more than one passage to judge our OWN lives by:
    1.DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE OTHERS DO UNTO YOU
    2.LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I HAVE LOVED YOU
    3.REPENT FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND
    4.PROOVE all THINGS
    These are primarily for our own spiritual well being and not for hitting someone over the head with any book or passage. Our spirit body needs to be in good order when it leaves this earthly body, and it is good when we can bring both into harmony. However, earthly actions do have consequences. When we the people put our money together to hire a fireman, policeman, sheriff, humane society officer, or judge, they are accountable to the people and no one should think that they are an entity unto themselves. Working for the people should require moral, honest, above board actions and definitely not ANY addiction to habit forming substances. It is an experience just reading these comments, but when it comes to murder, no one has the option of taking an innocent life, not at 80, 48, 18, or 8mo, or just getting started. A mother forms and bears every child and no one has any right to take the innocent life, not her, not anyone. We have more deaths on the highways (3500) a MONTH, and more violent deaths 12-18 thousnd a year and that is a whole lot more than in the 5 year battle currently, (4000).
    WAKE UP AMERICA!WAKE UP PEOPLE!SHERIFF & ALL
    THERE IS NOTHING GLAMOROUS ABOUT MURDER. WE SHOULD ALL BE ABOUT PREVENTION.

  • Danni says:

    Ronald is not perfect and is only human like all of us so he is intitled to make mistakes. I still believe he is as honest as the day is long and does try to do the right thing. I was a strong supporter and always will be!! Just think about the pressure he and his family have been under the past year…give him a break. No man should be put through what he has indured and not even told why.

  • nicole says:

    i want to wear ron hewitt’s ego under my feet. wipe and smear mud from the yard across his name. he was so proud he had to have all those damn rugs at the courthouse be emblazoned with his name. what a jerk. did he expect to be chief redneck forever? what an egomaniac. taxerpayers shouldn’t have to pay for elaborate oil paintings and personalized “ron hewitt” rugs. anyway… i’ll give ya three bucks for one.

  • Silver says:

    I am totally in agreement with “Ignroance is Bliss”. We are human and we make mistakes; some good, some not so good. With all the pressure Sheriff Hewett has been under, statements he made about the .357 were a cry for help. The help he received were from his friends. It makes you think! Those that willingly did the “other jobs”, I am sure they did not accept the monies paid to them. Did it ever occur to them to say, “Sheriff that is not appropriate or right.” Did it ever occur to them that with their credientals, they most certainly could have gotten a job elsewhere! It just makes you wonder. Is this a case of maybe CYA!!!! I have known Sheriff Hewett for a very long time. You can rest assured that he is not the only one in the BCSD that have done things that were not right. I guess now they can all look over the shoulders and wonder if there is someone watching, listening, recording and hoping you too do something underhanded. We live in a disposable world!!! Just throw it away.

  • samnews says:

    It is so nice to read some intelligent comments!

  • samnews says:

    I agree 100%

  • Guestxyz says:

    That is the problem, these people are doing unto Ronald as he has done unto them or others. Unless you have been at the other end of Ronald’s hate stick, you wouldn’t even begin to understand how that little
    “napolean” person can be. I feel that he is getting exactly what he deserves. Maybe not even enough.

  • notAretard says:

    The SWAT team doesn’t get paid by the hour, unlike your pizza delivery job. SWAT is a salary job so no money was saved

  • cool hand loot says:

    Boy what a bunch of Judas’s in the BCSO. So Ron kicked down a door in a hostage situation and stole the thunder from the swat team. They didn’t get to put on their great show in front of the cameras after spending hours of tax payer $$. Wonder how much $$ Ron saved the tax payers with his actions to end it quickly ?

  • Guestmnop says:

    The truth be the light and the light be the truth. What will the light do? It shall set you free. AMEN Brother!!

  • Guest444 says:

    How in the H*** can some of you people keep defending this man? Prehaps you yourselves have been recieving special favors?

  • what says:

    so this is what u want to run this co…what have u done that u are in trouble with him to try and protect this not deserving of a general certification…ahhhhhhhhhhh person

  • I have the papers on file and the federal courthouse has the copies too. They are in triplicate and are made out in complaint about the sheriff of Brunswick County taking my payment of speeding charges for speeding in that said county.

    Well, I may have been speeding, but in NC, he cannot legally take my fine and court cost. And this is part of the video presented to the grand jury. Yes, being being part of the media, I DO RUN VIDEO TAPE AND CAN DO SO LEGALLY because well, i’m media.

  • oh brother says:

    sounds to me u might be real close kin…let me explain the reason the deputys did not come foward before now..and i am a retired deputy not from this co…but as for them ur job is only promised every 4 years and not then..if u dont play by the sheriffs rules.you are to scared for ur job..as being a deputy u are appointed not hired,cross him and ur are out..so these deputys want honest law.this is what happens………………fry his…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and leave the d.a. alone he is the only one trying to make a differnce in this needs new sheriff county..

  • Hunter says:

    Your a huge idiot. He put the SWAT Team and the other deputies lives in danger, not to mention his own son’s life by going up there acting like a drunk fool. You don’t know much about law enforcement do you? How much of the tax payer’s money has he wasted since he has been in office. Guess you haven’t been paying attention to what is going on lately.

  • Hunter says:

    Guess you don’t mind that he has wasted tax payer’s money and turned on the very supporters who put his butt in office

  • Guest Realization says:

    This is directed to “It’s about time”
    Aren’t drug dealers and murders the same?

  • Guest9720 says:

    If you’re going to come here and “smear mud”, at least spell Ronald’s name correctly….”HEWETT”…..

  • marshajane says:

    What planet are you truely living on. Thank God that “the good ole boys” have finally been seen for what they truely are. Sheriff Hewett has used his job to take advantage of ignorant residents like yourself of brunswick county. He has been using your tax dollars to do so. Thank God, there may be a time when there is truely law enforcement in Brunswick County. Get rid of him.

  • Marsha Evans says:

    You obviously don’t know what you need to know about your x-fair sheriff. Are the people in your county blind and so misinformed that they actually believe his good ole boy crap. Keep letting him suck up your tax dollars for his pocket. Support his drug addicted alcolholic sheriff. That’s definately what I would want in control of my law enforcement. Not.

  • smin says:

    I’m with you baby!!! They better start reopening some of these cases and dig a little deeper!!!! Did they not hear what he said on one of the recordings!!!! What’s done in the dark will come to light!

  • Guestbc says:

    Maybe the sheriff should take that advice!

  • Guest2009 says:

    Something big is about to go down. Ask yourself why did the DA do this now? Is it because the Feds are about to make their move? I bet so. And, yes, these charges are separate from the federal investigation. On a side note, the FBI does not get involved in county politics, local pissing matches or even state jurisdiction crime.

    The writing is on the wall and you need to understand that this is a serious issue and not some local power grab or backstabbing. I have a feeling that the Feds told the DA’s office they’d better get ready for what is to come. Therefore, Mr. Gore felt that he needed to go ahead and move forward with this petition.

    I don’t find joy in Mr. Hewett’s fall from grace and I don’t see how a truly mature citizen ever could. However, I also do not condone the actions of those that condemn the LEO for filing this petition. Once again, this is not some kind of a power grab or the culmination of a successfully carried out personal vendetta.

    Right now I share the same concern another poster on this board mentioned a few hours ago, that being Mr. Hewett does sound ominous in his tone. I hope that his ,and others, personal safety will not be neglected in the coming days.

    I pray that justice is carried out fairly and quickly. May those involved find a way to deal with the problems, fix them and begin to move forward. We do not need to wallow in the mire.

  • vlewis says:

    I AGREE 1000%

  • vlewis says:

    Watch what you say…Do unto others as you have them do unto you

  • Guesthijk says:

    Do you think that he was honest when he lied to the citizens of Brunswick County about the incident on Maco Rd. with Deputy Sheehan and Carlyle? An honest man would not have lied about the fact that the man never fired a shot. Although, the officers were completely justified in shooting the man.

  • fozbot98 says:

    SWAT is not salary. It is paid by the hour. Eveyone on the team has a full time position in the dept. All SWAT functions are OT.

  • NO NAME says:

    I AGREE 100%

  • lovemycop says:

    As I listen to the recordings of Ronald Hewett and his co-workers/friends it breaks my heart. Ronald and his family are very special people in my families lives. My children respect him for being compassionate of their thoughts and opinions. These same children (who are all teenagers) would bend over backwards to help Ronald’s son, simply because he is such a great guy. I grew up in this county and have seen the good that Ronald Hewett has done to improve this area. However, you can only do so much if you don’t have your entire team behind you. Crime is on the rise all over this country not just in this little county. Listening to those tapes certainly shows some misjudgement on his part in both his choice of departmental decisions and long time friends. As humans we all tend to vent to someone that we feel we can trust, does that make us guilty of committing a crime? When I come home from work this becomes my personal time and no one judges me for what I choose do with it. Why should we judge him? I would never want the position that he has held, it would probably cause me to drink once in a while also. If he has crossed a line somewhere and there is such evidence to support the allegation, then yes, he should be treated no different than any other citizen in this county. Then again we all innocent until proven guilty. As for our district attorney, he needs to retire and move on. He has a thing for going after law enforcement officers rather it be on a personal or professional level, this coming from personal experience. Rex Gore barely won his last election for this county. Maybe change needs to take place in his office also. As for Ronald and his family they will continue to be in my prayers and no matter the outcome, they will always be thought highly of by our family.

  • vlewis says:

    Did you administer the breathalyzer?
    After all…. You are innocent until proven guilty Or is it guilty until proven innocent?

  • Guest1022 says:

    And where someone is from matters how in a situation such as this?

  • contingency14 says:

    Dear Notacriminal,

    I am not a criminal and I do not care what Keith did, what I hear that distress me is what came out of Sheriff Hewett’s mouth and is caught on tape.

    Hewett has a problem, I think he needs to get help. I know that at one time he was a fine officer and a credit to our community, however something has gone wrong.

    As a Sheriff he is held to a much higher standard and must be held accountable for his actions. I believe that if he has a substance problem he should be made to retire and get help. I do not think that leaving him in office is best for him, his family, LEO, or our community.

    I pray that Ronald will be able to walk out of the darkness and find a path that will work for him.

    God bless him, his family and our community of law enforcement.

  • Ignoranceisbliss says:

    I am unsure if there are others out there who will agree with me or not but that is neither here nor there. The allegations that have been made against the sheriff in no way mount up to the deceit and crudeness of those who brought them about. In the end, regardless of whether the charges are founded or not, it will still be imbedded in my mind that the staff at the BCSD sure were a bunch of “back-stabbers”. For the most part, all of those who signed affidavit’s were all put in place in their position by the so-called “intoxicated” sheriff. Umm… makes you wonder…I guess he wasn’t intoxicated or making remarks when he promoted them or helped them through their personal issues. From the “evidence” submitted, so far what has been reported seems to be more moral issues than criminal charges. While I definitely believe he has made quite a few misjudgements in character and a few bad choices along the way, he is a human being and from what I know and have been taught we are all human and make mistakes and bad choices. Now, with all that being said, if next week, his suspension is upheld and we must find a new sheriff, I hope that the democratic party will look outside the current BCSD staff to replace the sheriff, because from what I see, it is a department filled of hatred and this is certainly not what we the citizens of Brunswick County want representing us.

  • Guestbc says:

    Danni,Danni,Danni, you and all the other “supporters” need to get your head out of your a**!

  • Guest444 says:

    I was raised here. What planet are you from?

  • free paul says:

    exactly right!! I am sure all of them were together when they shot Paul Pelham 17 times!!!and 19 to 26 years in prison because of their lies and unjustice. All of them are crooked and the same way Ron is falling they will too.

  • Guest Jah says:

    Maybe the neice is on his wife’s side.

  • just the facts says:

    The reason that there are protocals for handling a potential hostage situation is so that everyone, including the suspect walks away. When you go bursting through a door, without know what is on the other side of it you get innocent people killed.

    Since Hewett is the “High Sheriff” (and I used that in the loosest of terms) he should have known what the protocal was and that breaking protocal risks lives.

    Sorry, Hewett has to go. His behavior is dangerous to everyone.

  • Marsha Evans says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. Finally someone with some sense.

  • cool hand loot says:

    I took the conversation to mean he was hoping for a bank robbery in progress so he could storm in and either be the hero or go out with honor and in a blaze of glory.

  • Marsha Evans says:

    Are you for real? What hole are you living in. You are just another one of the uneducted and sad citizens of BC who are still living under the good ole boys spell. Get with the program, educate yourself in real Law Enforcement. He put many lives in harms way, and never missed a nights sleep over it. He should have to serve his sentence in BC Jail. Then real justice would be served. Quit defending this criminal.

  • samnews says:

    This won’t save you. The next sheriff will probably arrest criminals too!

  • Guest Ann Smith says:

    I am sure the officers who signed the petition
    were well aware of what could happen so lets wait and see what does happens before we start placing blame. I have known Rex Gore for years and he has always presented himself as a gentlman and a honest hard working DA. If you have never worked in the law enforcement field
    don’t be casting doutbs about what may happen!

  • Guest Ann Smith says:

    How do you think that bad guys at the front of a sheriff’s department or police department ever get caught? Should those deputies forget all the wrong they see done? Each and everyone of them swore to uphold the law and that is what they have done. I am proud to know that we have some that are not swayed by political people or the thin blue line of silence that exist in law enforcement. Ronald was a very good officer for a long time but he changed and you can’t look at what he was years ago, we have to deal with who he has become.

  • guest1019 says:

    he began to change in 2005? it’s now 2008. Where people trying to distance themselves as much as possible from hewett since the investigation becagan to take the focus off of others? you can believe is not the only one in the sheriffs department, and there are plenty of people out there who are in a dead panic and they will be working very hard to clean up their footprints. It runs downhill my friends they are going to start running like rats. It is sad that these people who were close friends of hewett had to go to these extremes to “out” hewett, how betrayed must he feel.

  • Contingency14 says:

    Dear Ignorance is bliss,
    Apparently in your case this is so. Lets go ahead and address your statements line by line to make sure that you become educated in the workings of the SO. You stated “The allegations that have been made against the sheriff in no way mount up to the deceit and crudeness of those who brought them about” Have you listen to the tapes of his conversation with employees? Have you considered that he took an untrained boy and broke down the door where there very well could have been hostages that might have been injured or killed on the other side of the door? What about driving his county vehicle drunk? What about showing up at parties and calling out the swat team? What about covering up the swat team being called out for a drunk police officer? I could go on forever, however I am hoping that you are smart enough to know these are not moral issues, THEY ARE CRIMINAL.
    Your statement about “. In the end, regardless of whether the charges are founded or not, it will still be imbedded in my mind that the staff at the BCSD sure were a bunch of “back-stabbers”, do you have any idea what it took for those men and women to stand up for the other employees of the BCSO? no, I sincerely doubt that you do, you most likely have never stood up and been counted. I personally am so proud to know that there are people at the BCSO that even though fearful of losing there careers, stood up and took Sheriff Hewett down, before he got himself of someone else killed.
    Now, let’s get to the “I For the most part, all of those who signed affidavit’s were all put in place in their position by the so-called “intoxicated” sheriff. Umm… makes you wonder…I guess he wasn’t intoxicated or making remarks when he promoted them or helped them through their personal issues. From the “evidence” submitted, so far what has been reported seems to be more moral issues than criminal charges. Those men and women earned their promotions. They also earned the right to work in a safe environment, free from fear or sexual harassment. AGAIN, THESE TWO ISSUES ARE CRIMINAL, NOT MORAL. PLEASE GO TO THE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY COMMISSION WEBSITE AT LOOK AT THE LAWS. UNLESS YOU FEEL THAT SHERIFF HEWETT SHOULD BE ABOVE OUR LAWS.
    Now moving right along to your finishing statement “While I definitely believe he has made quite a few misjudgments in character and a few bad choices along the way, he is a human being and from what I know and have been taught we are all human and make mistakes and bad choices. Now, with all that being said, if next week, his suspension is upheld and we must find a new sheriff, I hope that the democratic party will look outside the current BCSD staff to replace the sheriff, because from what I see, it is a department filled of hatred and this is certainly not what we the citizens of Brunswick County want representing us”. This is where you really shocked me that you still do not get it. This was not a one time mistake by Sheriff Hewett, he had two years to correct his bad behaviors, or make some progress, yet his behavior continues to deteriorate. Misjudgments and bad choices are once in a while kind of behaviors, we all have them. But if you really get to read and listen to everything that has been going on for the last 2 years, Sheriff Hewett needed to go, something is wrong with him. I do not know if it’s the pressure of the job, booze, drugs..I do not know, but for the safety of the employees at BCSO and the community, he need to be out of office and getting some help.
    In closing let me say this. I know most of the players in this mess. I personally know that if Crocker, Holden and Casion went this route then it had to be a heart wrenching decision for them. I also know without a doubt that there must have been many times over the past few years when they would have tried to get Hewett to get some help, but I am sure that he wanted no part of that. One more thing, I am very proud of the men and women of the Sheriff’s department for taking a stand, they had no other choice and I for one back them one hundred percent.

  • Guest7 says:

    sssshhhhhhhh!!! rumors have it……..from his own drunken lips that he will be our next sheriff….God have mercy on all the good….and deliver us from all that is bad…..He alone knows the whole truth!

  • nytransplant says:

    This sounds like Hooterville. I can’t understand why these here rednecks think they can be such good upright citizens and then violate the law.
    And the best part is they all stick together but I’m sure they will all fall together.
    Do you notice that some are already coming out and opening there mouths before the SBI investigation is finished.
    If these people new this why did they wait so long to bring it up and why did the DA not act sooner?

  • vlewis says:

    I agree with you..and so does numerous folks that we talked to today.
    You said it like we feel. thanks

  • Marsha Evans says:

    Good God people, do you not get it. The BC sheriff’s department administers the so called Breathalyzer test any way they **** well please to do so. Even if they have to shove the straw in your mouth and punch you in the stomach, they’re going to get your breath. They do not follow the laws regarding the administration of a breathalyzer test. No one is watching this prcedure except for the so called “deputies”, all they want is an arrest that looks good for there so called records. God have mercy on the citizens of Brunswick County. Their you are definately “QUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT”. I only wish they had all of the opportunities that Mr. Hewett had to come out with the truth. It would save our court system and tax payers an enormous amount of money. But if you like throwing your money away, go for it. Evidently you haven’t had a problem since Mr. Hewett took office.

  • samnews says:

    Where did you move here from??????????…..never mind who cares.

  • Belle says:

    You sure didn’t know him too long or you’d know he doesn’t have a niece. His one sister died w/o children. Are you sure you were ever in Brunswick County?

  • Grim Reaper says:

    Anyone who has listened to these audio soundbites must be concerned that Sheriff Hewett might be planning a violent “suicide by cop” incident or worse. Why else would he talk about robbing a bank and using a .357 on himself and claiming that he got a worse deal than murdered BSL Officer Mitch Prince? (How sick is that?) The Sheriff is obviously mentally ill and needs immediate attention. He lives in a fenced compound with security cameras and more guns (including fully automatic rifles) than a small police department. Instead of a petition to remove Hewett, why didn’t Rex Gore charge him with one of the felonies alleged in the petition, like the one Hewett admits on tape–witness tampering. That way Judge Lewis could set pre-trial release conditions that include confiscation of all weapons (and perhaps a house-arrest bracelet). How else will those who signed the removal petition feel safe? This situation could end very badly and if it does, blame it on Rex (voluntarily dismissed) Gore.

  • Guest tttrrtrt says:

    Actually no, they aren’t the same. One is guilty of selling an illegal substance to a willing participant, the other is guilty of taking another human beings life. Quite a difference, don’t you think??

  • GravyTrain says:

    John, I agree with you in that “absolute power corrupts absolutley”. I’ve always taken the stance that where there’s smoke, there is fire. Rumors has been abounding for years surrounding Ron Hewett. It was time and high time that someone put this man in his place. I don’t get joy out of his down fall, but he only has himself to blame for this mess. Choices have consequences!

  • John Sherrill says:

    Absolute power corrupts absolutley.

  • BYE BYE GOOD OL BOY says:

    GOOD JOB TO THE DEPUTIES WHO STOOD UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT!!I HOPE RONALD WILLL BE CLEANING THE ROADSIDE IN FRONT OF YOUR HOUSES THIS TIME. AS A FORMER BRUNSWICK BLET STUDENT, IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN KNOWN THAT YOU HAVE TO SUPPORT THE SHERIFF IN HIS ELECTION OR YOU GET FIRED. MOST OF THESE DEPUTIES ARE TAUGHT FROM DAY ONE OF BLET THAT YOU ARE NOW ABOVE THE LAW. IF YOU DONT BELIEVE ME THEN SOMEONE PLEASE SEND AN UNDERCOVER STUDENT TO THIS PROGRAM BUT DONT SHOW ANY SIGN OF HIGH MORALS OR YOU WILL BE PUSHED OUT!!! ***ELECT CROCKER***

  • brighteyes says:

    lest we forget,that rex gore needs the cell right next to ronnie.come on the great state of nc when are you gonna go after rex gore,let’s get all the crooks while we are going.

  • John Carricker says:

    Aint that the pot calling the kettle black

  • WilmMan says:

    I don’t know Hewett and I have no idea or what to think about this…but I do know that Hewett and the SO have done a great job of turning things around in Brunswick county

  • ROCK says:

    THE ROCK GET YOUR STICK OUT

  • Guest913 says:

    I cannot understand WHY anyone will choose to support “This FINE man(as they call him)”. When there is clear/plain as day evidence of many cases of wrongdoing. If anything I would be there to remember and honor the wonderful things Mitch did for our little community. I agree with you on supporting the one who helped bring all this to light and honoring Mitch.

  • NASCAR FAN says:

    Contingency 14; I AGREE with your post 10000% I couldn’t have said it better myself! I understand people are humans and make mistakes but not over and over again and again and especially all the ones Hewett did! All you idiot supporters what more proof do you need to know he is GUILTY and should go down and yet you still support???? There are tapes, videos, testimony for everything! Thank goodness all these deputies stood up for us great Brunswick County Citizens!!!!!!!!! Thank you all so much! It’s been a LONG time coming!

  • shallotte says:

    I grew up in Brunswick County and knew Ronald in school. (His mother was one of the best teachers I ever had.) He has done so many good things for our beloved county. This has just been heartbreaking for me. Just one example of good manners that he brought back was during funerals – the police would stop traffic at intersections and hold their hats over their hearts until all the family passed. It is examples like this of good southern manners/etiquette/respect that has endeared him to the people of Brunswick County. I know in my heart Ronald believes that a good name is worth more than silver or gold, so I just do not understand what has gone so very wrong.

  • Stone thrower says:

    Well that’s exactly right. Move on. See ya PUHewett.

    Oh one more thing. Hand me the biggest stone you can cause I’m a gonna heave it just because I’m a sinner and sinners like sinning. What’s one more huh? We are all forgiven. Sin sin sinnin sinners.

    Exodus 21:22 If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.
    23 And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life,
    24 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
    25 Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

    Leviticus 24:17 And he that killeth any man shall surely be put to death.
    18 And he that killeth a beast shall make it good; beast for beast.
    19 And if a man cause a blemish in his neighbour; as he hath done, so shall it be done to him;
    20 Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as he hath caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be done to him again.
    21 And he that killeth a beast, he shall restore it: and he that killeth a man, he shall be put to death.

    Deuteronomy 19:16 If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him that which is wrong;
    17 Then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges, which shall be in those days;
    18 And the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness be a false witness, and hath testified falsely against his brother;
    19 Then shall ye do unto him, as he had thought to have done unto his brother: so shalt thou put the evil away from among you.
    20 And those which remain shall hear, and fear, and shall henceforth commit no more any such evil among you.
    21 And thine eye shall not pity; but life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

    GOD ROCKS!

  • Angel says:

    I went to school with Ronald and honestly he was one of the nicest people you would ever want to meet. I knew him also as an adult and he still had the same personality up until his second term in office. I believe the power he had as sheriff overwhelmed him and began to believe he was invincible. The wonderful citizens of Brunswick county thought he was greater than he actually was but he is only a man. I have acquaintances at the sheriff’s department and we all personally saw a change in him that actually knew him before he was sheriff. I was told of a meeting he had with his deputies when he told them that he was their god and if they didn’t do as he said they would lose their jobs. I have seen many great officers fired just because they didn’t do as Ronald wanted. I believe they all wanted to come forward but it’s hard to bring such a powerful person down when he threatens your career you have worked for and when he has such close ties with people of power such as Rex Gore and Edwards unless you all work together and I think the deputies finally realized it was time. I feel for Ronald but you don’t continue to do wrong and it not catch up with you eventually. Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department, stay strong. Your true God is not Ronald and I think he finally realizes that.

  • implant-to-brunswick says:

    Some leaders have the uncanny, God-given ability to choose the right path at those critical intersections every organization will face. These are directional issues, and they are capable of immobilizing an organization.

    But a leader with directional skill is able to sort the options, carefully assess the values of the organization – then, with remarkable wisdom, point that organization in the right direction. Wrong calls at these key intersections can wreck organizations.

  • Miss Priss says:

    Sheriff Hewett had a high stress job, that is undeniable. Its a job where statistically, alcoholism and drug addiction are likely.

    I believe that his behavior is an example of the destruction caused by alcoholism and drug abuse.

    While I agree, it’s right to remove him as Sheriff, he is not capable of doing the job right now, he needs medical help.

    He should be forced into rehab to address his addictions, protect himself, his family, and the entire county sheriff’s department.

  • Guest333 says:

    The movie would be called the “Texas backstab massacre”!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Guest333 says:

    And power to you, you have obiviously seen the inside of that “pathetic sickening jail…” You have the right to remain silent!!!!!!!!

  • 1500 says:

    Maybe you should not have done someting or move out of the county. Its called police work the GOOD OL BOYS are going

  • mthorpe1 says:

    you got that right.

    Ubi dubium ibi libertas

  • Guest345 says:

    Nobody thinks they are without sin. We are not the Sheriff. People expect more of someone in that position. With that being said,someone hand me a rock!

  • fozbot98 says:

    I am glad that some of the deputies in that office FINALLY stood up and said enough was enough. All of the people who want to believe the sheriff is 100% innocent, listen to the phone conversations. One officer who was apparently doing a good job was recommended for promotion by a Lt, was denied because he didn’t come to the sheriff’s Christmas party. So what. If he earned the promotion, promote him. That would be a new practice in the office too. The racial and sexual comments made are on tape. Deal with it people. He’s not as good as everyone wants to think. I was there for 4 years and saw people get shafted for NO reason. Now some of the people involved are now on the supoena list. I have complete respect for Capt Caison and Lt Crocker. I know it had to be hard to record those conversations and get that evidence on tape. But right is right and wrong is wrong. It took a lot of guts for some of those guys to stand up for what they belive in.

  • Edward says:

    I have never had any personal or professional dealings with Sheriff Hewett. However, I have had professional dealings with some of the deputies whose names are listed in the affidavits. What I went through with them wasn’t any different than what they went through with the Sheriff. I believe it’s time to look at the whole department.

  • Guest2611 says:

    those without sin cast the first stone. it appears from these posts, we have many without sin. are they any better than sheriff hewett? we all have sinned and fallen short. forgive and forget and move on.

  • Gene says:

    For Mr. Hewett to compare himself in any way to Officer Mitch Prince is disgusting!

    Officer Prince died in the commission of his duties protecting the people of Boiling Spring Lakes. Mr. Hewett in contrast has disgraced his badge and his oath to uphold and enforce the laws.

    How dare he sully the good name of a fallen officer by putting his name in the same sentence! How dare he dishonor that officer and that officer’s family.

    Mitch Prince lived and died with honor. Mr. Hewett has no idea what the word means and proves it by making any comparison between him and officer Prince.

  • Justice says:

    I don’t think we have to be without sin in order to judge the ones we place in office. If they fail us we have the right to replace them. What comes around goes around.

  • 1 of 14 says:

    I tried to tell you what kind of man Mr. Hewett is 14 years ago. I will be there in the morning to watch Mr. Hewett take the same walk that I took 14 years ago….from the door to the parking lot. Keep the faith!

  • Das Weibstück says:

    Yes, we are better. WE are not in public office placed there by the citizens who’s trust we must maintain. People judged him when they voted for him, but i guess thats OK with you?

  • thinblueline says:

    You’re right, that is only about 20% of the department. What you have to keep in mind, that 20% were the ones that had the most contact with the Sheriff. His Capt.,Lts, and so forth. These were the guys that he called on, not the road deputies or office personnel. I have read the report filed against him and am shocked at some of the things that were in it, and I’m in law enforcement! As for his drinking, you guys are correct, it’s not against the law to drink or get drunk. It is ignorant to show up to crime scenes that way and you have to keep in mind, his “innocent” officers weren’t showing up drunk to these scenes.

  • Hacker says:

    Everybody in the BC knew Sheriff hewett was always up to somthing. I am glad somone finally put an end to his reign in office and we can move on and be a better safer county

  • Kathy says:

    I hope the best for Ronald Hewett. I’m still proud to say I always supported him for office, he really did a lot of good things for Brunswick County. Maybe some day we will see him in our favorite movies as I think he would make a great actor from the one movie I saw of him. I only hope the best for him and his family.

  • Southern Born says:

    Wow!!! what a shock the corrupt caught by the corrupt, I happen to know every single one of the people on those affidavids, and would love to stand in the courtroom on monday and testifiy to thier character, yes they came forward and it would appear that they have done a good job at catching thier boss, but explain why they cant find missing girls, cant clean_ up the Quarters, seem to be very effecient at shooting people illegaly, and seem to have some attration that would make them oust thier boss instead of trying to get him help, , personally the whole bunch should be investigated, I believe they are a handful of deputies/ what do the other deputies have to say, also the democratic party should hold and emergency election so the the county citizens new and old can can show there personal appreciation to all of these well known righteous deputies good job you ousted a bad sherriff -maybe, So now how about (man-up) and lets see your resignations in support of the man that made you what you are today!!!! bad as him or worse, the only difference is he didnt tape and investigate you, but quess what you now have to deal with everyone who will find it hard to ever trust you gain…. good job once gain for confirming what all local people already know. hard to be that corrupt- as you have proven -for so long without a worthy group to assist- so thank you for your help in identification. History has always taught us that the best way to catch corruption is from the inside out and to that I must say Good Job Again, some of you cant catch a cold so after all these years you finally teamed together and caught the one big fish, but of course evidence was not hard to get all you had to do was stop being corrupt and act corrupt. I have never been in trouble with the law so please find another line for a comeback. (” bet you and your family members have been arrested before”), PS i have seen several of these officer arrested myself before they got jobs….. Iam sure those good sheriffs we had before Ronald help sweep those action under the rug, but in your minds thats not corruption its redemption…..Losers

  • Kathy says:

    Now we have someone to police the sheriff’s department, who is going to police the Brunswick County School System? We have had many lawsuits and a school system out of control and it just continues on as if it will go away by itself…when and who will ever be held responsible while our children suffer?????

  • vlewis says:

    I am a supporter and not an idiot. I think you need to point your finger back at YOU.The deputies that have accused him are what? supporting our citizens? NO I beg your pardon. Many times they do not obey the laws, act like law officers. I pray for you and Ronald and his wonderful family. It is wonderful that we live in America …land of the free…even free to tell false tales about our fellow men and women. We should LOVE one another and if our brother or sister falls,help them up, love them and let’s have a better county, country and world. Ronald has done many GOOD things for us. Have you forgotten? We ALL make mistakes, some more than others, but if God forgives, why can’t we?

  • Guest9999 says:

    It is finally time that something is done about the corruption in BC Government. I hate to see this happening to Ronald, but he is not above the law and the issues must be addressed accordingly. Now, I can only hope that this sends a STRONG message to County Management that we need to be looking very closely at all the corruption going on at that complex. Let me also that this inquiry does not need to stop with Ronald. Lets go ahead and look at these folks who have underminded the work of the Sheriff previously, and will continue to do so as long as they are employees. I am speaking of Mr. Caison, Mr. Holden and others as they are NOT CLEAN. They need demotion and placed back on the road or made to retire. Our Sheriffs office needs extensive restructuring. Now, as far as the rest of BC Government, lets also look at the DA’s office and clean it up and also the Emergency Services Department led by crooked Randy Thompson. He also has that good ole boy appearance and is just as crooked and sneaky as the day is long. Citizens, lets clean up our government, it is way over due.

  • An unbiased citizen says:

    BRACE YOURSELF FOR THIS ONE. How about we take a step back and look at this situation from a different point of view. Grasp your focus from the man in the spotlight and take a look at the “inoccent, scared for their job”,officers who stood up for the citizens of Brunswick county. These men who recorded their so-called “friend”, must be pretty sorry. These same men who are accusing the sheriff of DRINKING, aught to be ashamed of themselves. I have seen these “innocent” officers getting very intoxicated, at Mr. Hewett’s “slave driving” (HAHA) fundraising golf tournament!!! Mind me, getting intoxicated is not illegal, if your of age, but driving a county owned vehicle after getting DRUNK, just might be illegal. Now let’s take the media’s numbers and do some math. The news told us that some 20 officers signed affidavits. There are approximately 200 employees that work at the sheriff’s department. So that large number 21 don’t seem so big next to 200, Oooh but the news left that out. I think that is… like 10%, what ever happened to majority rule? Oh yeah, i don’t want to see anymore posts about things morally wrong with conversations that were discussed over the telephone, “A supposedly one person talking to another, in confidence,” situation. Think back and see if you have ever said anything on the phone that you wouldn’t say in public. Bet you weren’t recorded were you??????

  • Das Weibstück says:

    If god forgave everyone no matter what they did AND we lived by gods laws then we would not need prisons would we? BUT we do not live by gods laws we live and are JUDGED by human laws and the sheriff allegedly has broken a few.

    god has nothing to do with this.

  • Guest454 says:

    COURTHOUSE MONDAY TO SUPPORT RONALD?????
    MAYBE WE SHOULD BE AT THE COURTHOUSE MONDAY SUPPORTING THE PEOPLE WHO HELPED BRING HIM DOWN OR IN THE HONOR OF THE DEAD OFFICER WHOM HE COMPARES HIMSELF TOO…………………

  • Guest2567 says:

    I could not have said it better my self. He will never be the man that officer prince was .

  • Tanya Buff Hart says:

    He will never apologize to the Prince family or to the people of Brunswick County because he has never apologized to the Buff family whose book (OUT WITH THREE-THE MURDER AND BETRAYAL OF BALD HEAD POLICE OFFICER DAVINA BUFF JONES) has exposed him and his comrades in crime!! GOD help us all if anyone named in our book becomes our new Sheriff. I do pray those employees of BCSD that are honest and have integrity will endure. I have always felt remorse for the Prince family and it hurts me to know that my sister did not receive ANY RECOGNITION as a fallen officer.

  • Marsha Evans says:

    Thank you, I only wish I could be there to walk with you. It’s about time that the people of BC are given the opportunity to show that they are not stupid, and Mr. Hewett is a criminal. I only wish he had to serve his sentence right there in that pathetic sickening jail that Mr. Hewett built with your tax dollars. Power to the people of Brunswick County.

  • Marsha Evans says:

    Mr. Hewett should have to go to jail for breaking the law like every other citizen in your county. Did he and their system give their inmates the opportunity to sober up in rehab. I don’t think so. BC jail is notorious for its unethical practices under the watchful drunken eye of the so called sheriff. Why should he be treated any different? He should be punished more, he took an oath, and his job is no more stressful than any other job in this country. For the love of God get some sense.

  • Real Deal says:

    Get real Ronald Hewett is not the same man that we first elected. I can’t believe some of the support that he is getting. The man thought he was above the law. Yes he did a lot of good things but that does not place him above the law. Let me also let you in on a few facts THERE IS MORE TO COME! I saw one comment making reference to a deer hunting injury. That was no accident at all, you will hear all very soon. Tampering with a witness is a serious federal charge. We have all heard him admit that he is guilty on that count. Why do some of you people still support him?? Any case he had anything to to with has a chance of being retried or over turned. GET REAL AND SEE THE FACTS AND NOT …..YOUR “STAND BY YOUR MAN” BACK WOODS MENTALITY.

  • Uncle Bubba says:

    You need to take a closer look at God’s judgement and His Word, like maybe the cross! Just stop and spend about five mins. thinking about it. It really cheeses me off to see people drag God into things when they have no understanding. Your great at quoting the law but where is your grace?

  • golfnut says:

    I lived in Brunswick County when Ronald was first elected and I was considereding moving back. I was under the impression he was squeaky clean. Guess not. Brunswick County I understand is looking at 2 or 3 lawsuits directed at the school system. I am sure lawyers are lining up to go after the county in civil court because of the past actions of the sheriffs department. One can just guess what that will cost the tax payers.

  • Ignorance is BLISS says:

    Those who are accusing…. well in agreement with the above… they should be investigated as they are not as “straight up” as they are claiming. They should definitely talk to all the other employees in the BCSD.. bet they will get a WHOLE different picture.

  • BC Resident says:

    I completely agree with Gene. It was so disturbing to hear that audio and to hear Ronald Hewett even say those words about Mitch Prince. God dont like ugly, and he should have to get up in public and apologize to the family of Mitch Prince. And he should have to apologize to the citizens of Brunswick County. He always liked the camera so now is his time of fame. Where is he now? I have known some of his former employees and I have always heard the stories of how they were treated.Thank God they had the courage to come forward and this county should stand behind them. And as for the comments about Charlie Miller, I support Charlie Miller he is a good man and has a good family. I wouldnt mind seeing Charlie Miller as our next Sheriff. So God Bless this county and the citizens that live here.

  • Guest888 says:

    Tanya, I feel that justice may be close for your sister and your family. Finally.

  • Guest leland nknows 111 says:

    We have a problem here we have to address. When they put in a new sheriff is he going to be the same type of sheriff?. Or is he going to change after 4 years in office. We the people of Brunswick County need to get involved in our county and who have been running it. If the sheriff has done these thing, favers to those of you who have given moneys to his campain, friends and family who have received favers should be ashamed of yourself. The business owners,family members and friends are no better then Ronald. I have found that if a person can gain somthing they will become dishonest,just check out the other cheifs like Holden Beach. he is wanted from my home town for nonsupport. Is this the kind of people we want running our county also. I guess when the politetion in this county say jump we say how high, lets rise up and take back our county and get it right this time.

  • ??? says:

    Ubi fumus, ibi ignis.

  • Guest187 says:

    I am so tired of hearing all of the faithful good ol boys! When you put yourself in the public eye you set yourself to a higher standard! You are supposed to be an example. It’s hard, however, he knew he had to lead his life in a certain manner. It’s time for a change in Brunswick county and maybe the next sheriff will remember that there is a north end to the county.

  • teacher says:

    If your children are suffering at a public school, do the job yourself! Home school, private school, move your house. If you can be a better sheriff—do it. Teachers don’t get into the system to torture your child for little money. Every teacher I know works their butt off trying to offer the best education possible considering the different dynamics in a classroom. Be my guest—

  • brunswick resident 99 says:

    Hello…….. Have you ever heard of lunch breaks? Theres nothing wrong with them doing anything peronal if its on their lunch breaks…

  • lmao says:

    What a bad boy you have been!

  • Guest0606 says:

    I have respect and appreciation for the deputies. They have been there when they knew that Ronnie (as some call him) made it hard for them to work. It was like he had two personalties. One for the publc and one for the men and women who worked for him. On the outside, everyone did not see him cursing and drinking, but the people who worked for him seen the other side. If someone seen the need to paid his little wrongs off, don’t that make him guily. When he first was elected, I think he was a good shriff but he let his job go to his head. He had done wrong so long he thought he was right. If he loved this county so much, as he states, he would resign then everything could get back to normal.

  • What goes around says:

    Ronald wronged me and my family 2 years ago….It’s about time those officers and detectives stood up for what was right. And for those of you he tried to fire last week(which resulted that day in his suspension) good for you!! And thank you from ALL the citizens that have ever been wronged by that corrupt man.

  • gene says:

    Darn right it is powerful. Powerfully STUPID!
    You have 300. So what? That is a drop in the bucket to the number of taxpayers in this county.

    There was that many or more at the courthouse yesterday to see him go down!

  • masondixon says:

    While I agree with some of your opinion, however, once you have broken the law you at that time “public information”. Yes, Ronald Hewett should as a an elected public offical have the same treatment as the rest of us. You are presumed innocent until proven guilty as affored by our precious Constitution, and the reason the jails are occuiped are with prople who cannot for one reason or another afford the bail that has been imposed. They have rights they have free counsel appointed if they cannot afford one, three square meals a day, and a roof over their head, all at our expense. I am sure if a crime was perpatrated against you, you would want your perp. arrested. As for the media, if it was not for them alot of corruption would go undetected and not be exposed. And yes those who protect and serve the public are held at a higher standard and do police their own. And with having said that, I will close this blog.

  • my opinion says:

    Guest1022, You sure are confident in that. Actually, tax payers will ultimately pay for this. All the time these 20 or so people have used on tax payers time to pull out this sad rabbit from their hat. I sure hope the legal system can clean up everyone’s mess. I am sure there will be dirt on all accusers and they all will fall.

  • seekingjustice says:

    I want to add my 2 cents here. I took my child to BCSD and reported to detectives that my son had been molested by his older cousin. Guess what, once that detective discovered that the older cousin was related to “Ronnie”, nothing happened. Nothing! Before she knew of the family connection, she took a statement from my son. He desrcibed in great detail things that had happened to him. She was all about getting this cousin off the streets. Right, the next day she finds out who the cousin is and she wouldn’t even return my phone calls. I am thankful that this man is going to been out of office. Maybe now, I can get some justice for my child. And trust that I will be looking for that justice!

  • carnut says:

    I don’t think it’s a party line affiliation. Lies and thievery are running rampant in politics in general…..in both parties from the top down….. Democrats or Republicans, either way = politician!

  • Justice says:

    He sure didn’t let anyone else rest.

  • Guest333 says:

    If so, you need to move!

  • Guest04/01/08 says:

    You people need to get real, he might have done some great things for Brunswick County, but also remember he is being charged with a crime. The deputies did the right thing by turning him in, they did nothing wrong, they were doing their job. Right now Hewitt is being considered a criminal, he is not above the law. I personally think he needs to be held 100% accountable for his actions!!! he will get his time!!!

    What goes around truly does come around, DOESN’T it!!!

  • Guest deer says:

    i was just thinking i read about where justin hewett was bought all this stuff clothes,badge an so on with county money i am just wondering who payed for his B.L.E school? or was county money used for that to

  • Just askin says:

    Just askin’ but couldn’t he get a pardon from the governor??? And be free and clear???

  • Guest info says:

    I went an read an listen to all the things that are on myrtlebeachonline.you dont hear bits an pieces you hear it all .an for the supports i am sorry to say but maybe you need to go an read the aligations an listen to the whole audios ,it maybe diffrent if it didnt sound like Mr Hewett but it is him on the audios

  • golfnut says:

    When news first broke about the Hewett problems with the Federal Grand Jury I was shocked. I have been following the news for the last few days and I have moved way pass being shocked. I have read the comments defending him and those condeming him. I have been asking myself how could this happen. I think I have the answer. It is simply political arrogance. Meg Scott Phipps served prison time because she belived herself to be above the law and took bribes from the State Fair Venders. Jim Black long time Speaker of the NC House is now in prison for taking bribes. Jim Wright a NC House member is in court as we speak for breaking campaign laws and down right stealing. Mike Easley is being looked at for destroying emails. Bev Perdue has been accused by Richard Moore for building an expensive bridge with little traffic but goes past a development owned by Bev and her husband. Richard Moore has likewise been accused by Perdue. The former NC 1st district congressman has been removed from office and is now in jail. One other question I am asking myself; is it just a coincidence that they are all Democrats?

  • Guest1022 says:

    The person behind this will pay and his name is Ronald Hewett.

  • GuestJustListen says:

    If you go to myrtlebeachonline.com you can hear several complete phone conversations. Not just bits and pieces…

  • SAD says:

    This has sadden my heart to hear all the things the media has put on the TV and radio. This stuff should have never been showen on TV, internet etc. You have judged and sentenced him before he is even tried.
    The Media is what is wrong with our nation right now. They stir crap all the time and make more out of something than there is.
    I pray for Ronald and his family whom i have known for 37 yrs.or more. I agree the the person that said “let him who is without sin cast the first stone” that is the one that us usually the guiltest.

  • Guest was says:

    i just think an agree with the other post people are just seeing what it is about my opinion i think it is funny if they have the proof he embezzled this money why would people want him back in?

  • my opinion says:

    I find this very disturbing that it has only taken 20 or so unhappy detectives, police officers or other county officials to do so much to one person that in my opinion has done a fine job. It really is a shame that one is known best for their wrongs and the many rights they have done are quickly forgotten. If he has even done any wrongs. The embezzlement charges are just plain silly, the obstruction to justice charge is even sillier. I am not saying that anyone should be allowed to do wrong but how many people have gotten out of speeding tickets, driving while intoxicated, or any other crime because they knew somebody? And do we have proof that Ronald made these deputies work for him on the clock? I hope that whomever is behind this whole mess pays a price for it. You only get by with doing wrong for so long. It eventually catches up to you. We are praying for you Ronald and Julie. God will get us all thru this.

  • J says:

    You leave Santa out of this! ;)

  • Das Weibstück says:

    Considering the population of Brunswick county as about 100,000 folks, 300 is not much. The internet is a wonderful thing and in some cases really LAME.

  • flatdawg says:

    most every name on the reinstate list is a Hewett.

  • J says:

    Haven’t you ever noticed that when a person is arrested for anything around here, specifically drugs, their name, age, and even address are published in the paper? That isn’t any of our business but it is done every week. These people haven’t been convicted of anything. His precious jail is full of people who are judged to be guilty before setting foot into a courtroom. It is a joy for the officers to inform a person that they have “no rights” in there.

    Don’t you think that Mr. Hewett, as an elected official, should be exposed the same as any other person who allegedly breaks the law in this county? Is he better than those “guilty until proven innocent” people?

  • Guest28461 says:

    This is not the first time anyone has “spoke up” about these incidents. It’s just the first time somebody high enough has decided to listen and do something about it. Before I started working for the county 5 years ago, I thought the world of Ronald Hewett and would have done anything for him, even after I started working for him I felt the same way. It didn’t take long to see what goes on behind closed doors. He is an excellent front man, but that is it..And you might say, “but he has done so much good for this county”, you could not be more WRONG..he has TAKEN so much credit for the good done in this county that was done by OTHER MEMBERS of the department. Alot of you have said “$1300 is that it?”, my first response to that is , $1.oo is enough when you are an elected public official chosen by the public to uphold the law, my second response to that is this is just the beginning and the there is much more to come..Also keep in mind that there is still a FEDERAL investigation in progress that has nothing to do with this local investigation. I’m having trouble believing that there are still people supporting him after hearing the things that he has said. Yes, he was being recorded without him knowing, which by the way is perfectly legal, but none the less someone in his position should not be talking that way to or about ANYONE especially his employees and supposed friends. It was easy to think that maybe he was right in the beginning, but now that the truth is coming right out of HIS OWN mouth, it’s kinda hard not to believe it.

  • Scales of Justice says:

    This entire ordeal smells. As in any criminal investigation there has to be opportunity and motive. Turn the picture around. Who would have the motive and opportunity to pursue the removal of Sheriff Hewett? Obviously the answer would be disgrunted subordinates. What person in the department would benefit the greatest from the removal? It would seem to be an easy answer. The name Smith keeps arising. The other members who testified before the grand jury, also had to gain from the removal. When Sheriff’s are in office for an extensive amount of time, personnel changes are stagnant, as well as promotional opportunities. If the Sheriff is removed, it has a flow downward. More and more positions are open for appointment by the new sheriff. I’m sure that those particular deputies that operated in concert with one another, will be rewarded with better assignments. It is time to examine the allegations, and ask why something as petty as the $1400.00 in estimated “unlawful” work performed by deputies would be drawing this much attention? In 99 out of 100 times the DA would accept repayment of the $1400.00 as enough punishment. It will cost Brunswick County tens of thousands of dollars just to find out if perhaps Hewett made his employees angry by painting signs. I’m sure their arms were not twisted into participating. As far as the alledged request that a relative not be arrested, I know for a fact, that this practice is common in all law enforcement. Perhaps the relative refered to was sick, or in mentally diminshed state, where the plantiff agreed that medical treatment was better than jail. None of us really know what went on. We have disgruntled employees taking the opportunity to “get even” over their feelings of being mistreated. So much of the claims are explanable. Let’s treat Ronald Hewett the way we would treat anyone in this situation. Don’t prejudge, don’t escalate the situation, and let us give him the opportunity to defend himself. Let due process run its course. After everything the man has done for the citizens of Brunswick County, we owe him that much at least.

  • Dear my opinion, you are so very right! It is sad that some people seem to want blood, when a person is down, they try to hurt him some more. What is the world coming to or at least some of the people in it? How many times have you seen a deputy or county car at a bank taking care of their personal business, when they are suppose to be on duty? I have witnessed this many times. Question. Should each one of the county deputies and other county employees be charged with embezzlement,..after all this is time(money)they are stealing from the county government/tax payers?
    These accusers may find themselves being accused of wrongful things and maybe charged also. I have always heard you should not say anything bad about anyone until you make sure your own door steps are clean. God help us all,for right now,I do not feel that I can trust any one of these deputies. Really Sad.

  • Guest135 says:

    i am one of the deputies you have seen at the bank in my county car. so basically what you are saying is that we cannot do anything for ourselves during our shift. does that mean we cannot eat either? do you understand how often and how long we work for you citizens of brunswick county. which includes working for no gratitude, which we can even turn around to say that we basically work to get complained on. no one appreciates us, they all try to find the tiniest thing we have done to wrong them and they jump on it. and now we are being associated with this. one man gets indicted and yall immediately jump on the whole department. think about this real quick, a lot of the regular deputies havent done anything towards this whole situation. they simply have not been here long enough. all we are trying to do is work, i wish yall knew how many of us just love our job. all we wanna do is go to work and answer our calls and try to accomplish some good. dont sit back and put us all on the chopping block because of one man. instead you could thank us for what we do for yall, because in the end, thats all most of us regular depties want. just some appreciation.

  • Brunswick County Has Had Enough says:

    I am one of those that can take a sigh of relief now that Mr. Hewett has been caught at his clever game that he’s hid from the most of us for such a long time. Being brought up right here in Brunswick County, I grew up knowing Ronald Hewett… and I can honestly say that I have watched him fall from an honest and loyal public official, who I used to look up to, to someone who took such such an important role in his community and used it to further hisself and family by misusing the resources available to him… leading him to where he is today… INDICTED WITH SUCH CHARGES!

    If true justice is to be served… Ronald Hewett… nor ANY member of his family, especially his son, will serve as law enforcement in my county.

    I’m not here to say that once someone has a lapse in judgement and makes a mistake…. they are automatically a bad person… I’m just saying that we, the members of Brunswick County, need a strong willed individual to be our sherriff… and apparently Ronald Hewett hasn’t the requirements to do so.

    It’s high time the HEWETT SCANDAL be closed for business.

  • Democrat says:

    No, it’s a coincidence that apparently they all are lacking Jesus!

  • Glenda Goedde says:

    Turn to me and be gracious to me,
    for I am lonely and afflicted.
    The troubles of my heart have
    multiplied;
    free me from my anguish.
    Look upon my affliction and my
    distress
    and take away all my sins.
    See how my enemies have increased
    and how fiercely they hate me!
    Guard my life and rescue me;
    let me not be put to shame,
    for I take refuge in you.
    May integrity and uprightness
    protect me
    because my hope is in you.

    Psalm 25; 16-21

    Amen!

    This is my prayer for you all now.
    I will pray for you daily. My
    heart goes out to all of you and
    most of all Sheriff Ronald Hewett.
    Sir, please take one second at a
    time now and go forward. I will
    always have you in my heart for
    what you did in the murder of my
    niece Carla Bussard on 9-5-2006.

    Glenda Campbell Goedde

    GOD LOVES YOU and so do I.

  • Anonymous says:

    Every Body Needs To let Ronnie Rest.

  • samnews says:

    Did you say 2 cents, or no sense?

  • samnews says:

    Did you say 2 cents, or no sense?

  • Justin America says:

    Can you be Sheriff while you are serving time in jail? Chris, what you’ve got (if it’s true) is 300 confused people who would vote that they believe in Santa Clause. It’s an embarassment for your County. Maybe he could be Sheriff in DC under Marion Barry.

  • Lewis says:

    Upon assertion of the craft, Sir, you are not Albertus Pike. Please cease in advertising, and let patience endure. – A Friend.

  • NORANICE says:

    COULD IT BE THAT THOSE WHO ARE BACKING RONNIE ARE AS CROOKED AS HE IS?

  • guesty says:

    The visitors were looking to see what kind of crap was on that web page.

  • Guest999 says:

    Just for the record.. I am a tax payer in Brunswick County, I have not been charged with a crime and I DO VOTE!! So my opinion does matter!! If you live in this county, your opinion does matter!!! He should be held to a HIGH standard. He was entrusted with OUR safety! He has let down himself, his family and this county!! HIS ACTIONS WERE WRONG!!!! When you put yourself in the public eye you have to be ready for consequences!!! GET REAL!!! The Good Ol Boy Club is being broken up! DEAL WITH IT!

  • Guest190i says:

    Why do you guys have such a hard time believing that he did something wrong…for God’s sake he admitted to it on tape

  • Chris says:

    Reinstate Ronald E. Hewett at http://www.ronaldehewett.com has had over 500 visitors and over 300 emails to reinstate him in 24hrs thats powerful.

  • Guest6655 says:

    Democrats??? What a stupid thing to say. You must be a yankee.

  • Guest333 says:

    It really is nice to see someone write with great common sense. You said it all and said it well.

  • Guest333 says:

    With something this serious did you go to any other higher-ups? Just what cousin was it one of his 12th? After all, everyone that has lived here their whole life is kin in some way.
    Everyone is his cousin.

  • Guest333 says:

    He didn’t force those boys to hand write their time on their timesheets. The Sheriff does not have anything to do with the payroll. THEY collected that money!

  • Ron Hewett spporter says:

    JUST SO YOU KNOW NOT EVERY NAME ON THE REINSTATE LIST IS A HEWETT!!!!!!!!! I VOTED AND I AM NOT A HEWETT. UNLIKE YOU AND OTHER PEOPLE I BELIEVE IN THE MAN. I KNOW MORE PEOPLE WHO HAVE VOTED TO HAVE HIM REINSTATED. I AM NOT CONFUSED AND THE OTHERS WHO VOTED ARE NOT CONFUSED. SOUNDS TO ME LIKE YOU ARE THE ONE CONFUSED. AND AS FAR AS IT BEING AN EMBARASSMENT TO THE COUNTY IT’S PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO MAYNOT EVEN BE REGISTERED TO VOTE AND THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING THERE IS TO KNOW. WELL IF YOU THINK IT WAS BAD WHEN RONALD WAS IN OFFICE YOU JUST WAIT YOU WILL BE PRAYING THAT HE DOES GET BACK IN. I WILL SAY IT ONLINE OR IN PERSON TO ANYONE WE NEED RONALD HEWETT AS THE SHERIFF OF BRUNSWICK COUNTY! AND I AGREE WITH THE COMMENT SOMEONE ELSE MADE ABOUT DEPUTIES BEING IN BANKS ON COUNTY TIME WELL I HAVE ALSO SEEN THEM TALKING WITH FEMALES OR MALES IN PARKING LOTS. THAT IS COUNTY MONEY AS WELL BUT I GUESS TO YOU THAT’S ALL WELL AND GOOD!! MONEY IS MONEY REGUARDLESS IF YOU ARE STEALING IT OR NOT DOING YOUR JOB TALKING TO THE OPPOSITE SEX, BANKING, SHOPPING, ETC. IT’S ALL THE SAME SO DON’T CALL PEOPLE CONFUSED WE ARE JUST SPEAKING OUR MINDS THE SAMEWAY YOU ARE. VOTE TO REINSTATE RONALD E. HEWETT FOR SHERIFF AT http://WWW.RONALDEHEWETT.COM THANK YOU!!!

  • Guest yeap says:

    you are probable right on that one

  • samnews says:

    Are you kidding?????????????/

  • Hunter says:

    Elect Crocker?? You must be crazy. he is just as bad.

  • DURKKEE says:

    YOUR RESPONSE WAS SO FUNNY……..

  • Dove says:

    I truly hope that whoever is appointed will not be from within the BSO. They’ve shown their true colors. And not even anyone who is a former Sheriff’s dept employee. The mastermind of this mutinous bunch doesn’t need power. I say we keep Greg White!

  • Guestboy says:

    Read in Out With Three about his role in the investigation of Davina Buff Jones and you will find out how great David Crocker is.

  • Guest4 says:

    Since this has finally been brouht out in the open, congrats to you deputies who were strong enough to go through with it!
    Now the people of Brunswick county need to go to work on Chief Jerry Dove of Southport to take the job, he is very qualified and knows how to keep things in line.

  • Guest66 says:

    RONALD, DID I HEAR YOU SAY THAT MITCH PRINCE HAD A BETTER END THAN YOU?? YOU ARE ONE SICK PUPPY.THESE DEPUTIES HAD TO PUT UP WITH YOU, THATS AWFUL!

  • vlewis says:

    Let’s,pray for Ronald and his family, the entire sheriff department, and our wonderful county citizens.

  • hunter says:

    Why?? He sure doesn’t pray for you and your loved ones. And if he was the christian he claims to be he wouldn’t have turned on all you supporters.
    I’Ll pray alright, I’ll pray he gets whats coming to him.

  • vlewis says:

    Aren’t we glad and thankful that you are not our judge.

  • NOT ALL OF US says:

    The hand of God will protect all the Law Enforcement in Brunswick County. Not very nice to place every Officer in the same basket. If I remember correctly it was his own officers/ Deputies that worked on his case against him…So please remember that all officers, Law Enforcement “aint” bad…The bad ones do show up but they usually get found out and booted!

  • Happy in Brunswick County says:

    The hand of God is about to slap the crap out of Brunswick County Law Enforcment…

  • Concerned says:

    Well, I see one of the “Good ol’ Boys” has fallen. So were they “all” involved or just “one”?

  • B C Jail Staff says:

    Just listen to the tapes!!!!! Normal sober people don’t talk like that! Give it up, he IS a crook!!!

  • Sheriff supporter says:

    I think all of this about the Sheriff is a bunch of bull!! He has done a wonderful job being sheriff for Brunswick County. I think someone wants his job and they know the only way to get it is to make things up about him. I do not belive he was drinking or drunk while on the job!!! I am behind Ronald 100% I think it is sorry that people in politics cause so many problems for people!!! Ronald if you read this I am on your side!! The truth will come out.

  • Guest231 says:

    That entire statement is completely absurd. It’s one thing to stand for what you believe in, but at least be educated on what you are ranting about. Simple fact, whether you believe it or not the U.S. Dept of justice has, plenty of work on their hands, too much in fact to waste their time “picking on a poor rural county sheriff”. Sorry Ronald you’re just not that important The fact that subpoenas were filed in the first place proves something is a miss in this county. Under the letter of the law, one must have probable cause to investigate anything, unless it is plain sight evidence. In this case that would be impossible, unless the illegal activity had gone on for a period of time undetected and the perpetrator or perpetrators finally got lazy or sloppy. In which case they basically signed their own warrants. Another fact, with federal over crowding of prisons AND lack of funds all around the: city, county, state and federal government, it would be lunacy to waste tax money on an investigation, unless there was high probability that the person or people in question, were not only guilty to begin with, but would have a harder time convincing and a magistrate of plausible innocence, than the DA would have of proving guilt. And guess what a person has to have at least some guilt in order to have evidence to begin with. This is a matter of highest regard, simply because our justice system fails every time an unethical officer is employed. How can our judicial system work for the people if it is run by unethical officers of the law. I do agree the DA and other county higher ups better pay attention. There is no way that this mess was orchestrated by one man alone. And seeing the necessity of a close working relationship between: County Sheriff, District Attorney, County Coroner and so forth, it is unlikely one made a move without the others knowledge. In closing, no evidence no case. And the more evidence the longer too conviction and the worse the crime.

  • Guest duder says:

    LOL! the truth did come out. That’s why the suspension. And the Federal grand jury investigation. Affidavits. A binder full of evidence. Geez just admit it, he’s guilty.

  • Guest 8484 says:

    Yeah he’s done a great job, thats why Brunswick County is so f***** up, you stay right there by his side and see where it gets you.

  • Guest from brunswick county says:

    Ok, time for you to sober up and get your stuff together. Hewett is a criminal as are many who work for him. Face it folks the party is over. I suggest if you are one of his little cronies you start looking for another job because there is going to be a new administration in Brunswick County and all you little creepy LEO’s who have so long cast a shadow on decent LEO’s are about to be out of work and possibly in prison.

    May bubba be good to you…

  • ha ha says:

    apparently you haven’t listened to the taped phone conversation of him admitting that he has tampered with witnesses

  • PJ says:

    It is a hard thing to say but it is all true. Ronald Hewett is not the man we elected in the past. To be honest I am very mad at Hewett because I trusted him along with many others. You all know how to connect the dots, I did that and I know he is guilty. It is hard to see when you put your trust in someone. I am sorry to say Sheriff Ronald Hewett is no better than those he put behind bars but it is true. I can say more like MANY others but it will all come out now. Stop supporting Ronald he is nothing but a thug and people need to know !!!!!

  • the rose of brunswick county says:

    The truth will come out? That’s just it. The truth has come out!!! And yes there are others that will be joining him very soon. FBI and SBI will make sure to take them all outta office!!! I do believe he was caught on tape, talking about setting someone up! Now that’s the bs! How does he explain that one? UH I am innocent even though I was caught on tape??? Duh! Get a clue!

  • Justice says:

    The truth already has come out. Why do you think he is no longer in office? Wise up. His own people have turned on him, they know the ship is going down.

  • Justin America says:

    A Federal investigation lasting months has produced ” a binder full of evidence to back up the charges, includes more than 20 affidavits containing some damning statements and supporting photos and audio recordings of Hewett’s activities. And YOU still don’t believe this “bull”. You must be a life long native of Brunswick County. Of course it’s dissapointing that someone as confused as you lives in this Country but let me ask.. Who do YOU believe wants this mans job and who “in politics” is “causing” so many problems? I love the part where you don’t believe he was drinking or drunk on the job… how would you know? I guess you don’t believe the photos and audio recordings of the Moon landing either.

  • Guest3431 says:

    So because he has done so much GOOD as you say, I guess that excuses all the law breaking that he has done, is that what you are saying????? And yes, we all do things we are not proud of, but WE are not the Sheriff of this County, he is – or was so he is NOT allowed to break the law. What nonsence you people write.

  • Broken Glass says:

    Everyone must take a deep look at all the GOOD that this man has done for the people of Brunswick County. We all have a few things we might not be proud of, so do not judge all that you read. Walk a day in the shoes of a Sheriff, I’m sure we all have said things or did things we wish we could take back….I wish Sheriff Hewett the very best. I Thank You for what you have done…

  • melody says:

    Thank you,you put it very well. god bless Ron , god bless Brunswick cty.

  • hunter says:

    Your right there are some good, honest, hard working deputies in that county. It is just a shame that got caught working for Ronald. God will look out for them and thier families.

  • Guest duder says:

    that was awesome! Well written…
    oh I’m so giddy about all of this. Down with corruption!

  • Marley's Ghost says:

    sung to the tune of “I Shot the Sheriff”

    They indict the sheriff
    But they will not charge no deputy
    They indict the sheriff
    For making his election their duty

    Sheriff Hewett always hated me
    For what, I don’t know
    Every time I sold his tickets
    He’d say, “You got to bring me more!
    “Or hey, buddy—you’re out the door.”

    I dimed out the sheriff
    But I won’t rat out no deputy
    I dimed out the sheriff
    Testified for the grand jury

    All around in my home town
    He thought he could do no wrong
    He’d tell you he’s the best sheriff around
    But he won’t be sheriff for long
    I tell you he’ll soon be gone
    The prosecutor say

    I indict the sheriff
    He’s raisin’ money for his defense
    I indict the sheriff
    And you know it is a federal offense

    Sheriff said he always trusted
    In faith and family and friends
    But now the sheriff’s been busted
    And those friends got hustled again
    That’s how his story ends
    The grand jury say

    We indict the sheriff
    We took his guns so that he will behave
    We indict the sheriff
    For making deputies his yard work slaves

    He could have been sheriff for life
    If he let them do their work
    But he was scared of being a little man
    So he specialized in being a jerk
    Until he went berserk
    That’s why I say

    I won’t miss the sheriff
    No more working polls for his campaign
    I won’t miss the sheriff
    I’m proud to be a deputy again

  • samson says:

    Now write a song about backstabbing your buddy and sing it to the tune of ……………..Well you are the artist you figure it out.

  • Kit Norris says:

    If this information is true he is the worth of the worth. I cannot believe what has been going on. Is the county officals this dis-honest. I hope if found guilty the system will strip him of his retirement. A man that is this dis-honest should not receive any benefits from the tax payer’s of this county. We will be watching this very close to see if Rex Gore does his job or better yet whether the entire group at the complex does there job as well or are they in this with him. I want to thanks the Deputy’s for doing there job as well as showing Hewett for what he is. None of this is really a suprise to me. Let’s see who is next to run from justice. Because I am sure if Hewet goes down he won’t go down alone.

  • Ann Dreyer says:

    I sincerely hope that the NC General Statutes states that any elected official if convicted of a felony (obstruction of justice) violation of the hatch act, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of an intoxicating beverage with prescription drugs, allowing a county vehicle to be opertated for personal use and so-on. If convicted either by criminal court or by a civil lawsuit, that we the law abiding tax payers of BC DO not have to be burdened with having to pay for his retirement. But, having said that another blogger commented that “if Hewett goes down, he won’t go alone” is a logical assumption. Suicide I am sure is his only option in his teenie brain!

  • Guest264 says:

    What was done to him? You are one of the many morons on here that still support a criminal.He will not prevail.He will go to prison.He will be playing hardball!!!!!and he will be punked out.You are so blind.Are you one of his many criminal friends that gets all the favors done for them by this crooked politition? You need to read a book or to or try traveling outside your little B.C. shell.Get a life loser.

  • Guest28 says:

    Go get em Ronald!!!! Take everyone down for what they did to you!! Then get back in office & clean house. You will prevail!! Play hardball, don’t punk out.

    My prayers are with you & your family.
    A.H.

  • BCismyhome says:

    The truth always prevails, at least eventually. It saddens me for my county when I think of all the damage that has been done in the name of justice. I am angry when I think of the many years of deceit and hypocracy. Locking up a few nickle-and-dime dope dealers here and there and calling it a war on drugs. I’ve always found it very interesting that most people in B.C. know the few major drug spots in the county yet you will hardly ever see these areas patroled by the Sheriff’s dept. For instance, you are more likely to spot a bald head eagle than a deputy in the Quarters. Maybe it’s because the department has been too busy painting Ronnie’s campaign signs or working on his land or even running to the store to fetch him a bottle of visine.
    May God have mercy on you Ronald Hewett.

  • Anne Russell says:

    I am SO GLAD Sheriff Hewett is at long last found out. I have many involvements with Brunswick County (taught at BCC, have counseling clients & family in Southport) and the drug trade there is appalling, especially among the young people who are being corrupted, and the “officials” who profit from the drug business. Clean up Brunwick County! It is a beautiful place and deserves to be decent.

  • Otis Campbell (Town Drunk) says:

    Reminds me of when Deputy Fife questioned me on proper tactics in society.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL9TunUh_bw
    Just one thing, don’t put Goober in charge now.

  • iagree says:

    you could not have said it better!

  • Rebekah M Stanley says:

    I have prayed for Ronnie, for victory over my enemy. Ron’s own words ” I’m public enemy #1″. I do feel sorry for his family. Even while he was running for office if you were a deputy you were told “it would be in your best interest to show up at his home for his cookout!” I am amazed at all the support for poor Ronnie. So we are all crooks because we carried a badge? Have you had your heads buried in the sand? There have been officers that tried to tell the truth and what did we get, FIRED! Our families were followed and our reputations were put in question. I can only tell you to look at what Gene and Kevin had guts to document as far back as 2005? Before there was any public investigation by the Feds. If you needed your job and your boss poked fun at your “puppies” I’m sure your husbands would have defended your honor and punched his lights out, and you would be fired and your husband would be in jail. Then how would you feed your kids? I support all of the officers. You say we can’t throw stones,what is the difference in the stones you’ll are throwing at Gene and Kevin and Rex? Maybe you dipped yours in holy water first. Hang in there guys,stay strong, just look out. If he slips out of this you’ll will be looking for jobs. Of course these people think he has cleaned up the county single handed.A Sheriff is only a boss like any other business. His job is to hire the right people to do the job at hand. He is no different than a grocery store manager. The manager does not stock shelves or run cash registers all alone. So with that how do you’ll think Ronnie has cleaned up any thing? You don’t see his officers pictures along the walls, just Ronnie, even since last week you saw him hang a picture of himself on the office wall, wonder who drove all the patrol cars that are in the back ground? If you think this county is so safe it’s due to the tireless work of the officers you question. It did not look like he wanted to be on TV yesterday that’s a first. OK go ahead slam me, you have not walked in my shoes,and if you throw stones at me see if you can hit my driveway.

  • formerbcsoleo says:

    You hit the nail on the head Rebekah. I’m only sorry that I didn’t listen to you and several others who warned me back in 2000 not to go work for Hewett. I lost my home because of that man. Maybe now he understands how it feels to have your whole life turned upside down, except in his case he deserves what he is getting. You, me and so many, many others did nothing to deserve what we got. Take care Rebekah & I hope you know who this is. Good bye and good riddance Ronald.

  • 1500 says:

    Hey MIMI; Leland already got rid of their problem. He is now part of the BCSD problem.
    Before you throw stones think about what you did to be accused!

  • Mimi says:

    This has been along time coming for him but not only do the Brunswick county Sheriff Office needs to be investigated completly but also the Leland Police Department.(Detectives) We as communities deserve to be protected, I hope there is something better to come for ALL of Brunswick County…

  • Kristi says:

    It appears you have become the judge and jury of the sheriff. You sound like a bitter person. You speak of God as if he takes your side. I don’t believe he would be proud of you relishing in someone else’s troubles. A good person would feel sorrowful for the pain of others regardless of what you “think” you know. You say he deserves everything that happens to him – what about you? Has your life been under the microscope lately? What has been your contribution to society?
    I agreee with one thing you say, God does work in mysterious ways.

  • The Hunter says:

    Well, Well little Ronnie Hewett isn’t as sweet as many of you have thought. Boy he had you all fooled. That’s one thing he was good at.
    I have known how he was for a very long time and recall a time telling a certain SBI agent about him and he didn’t believe me at first. I guess that agent knows it now huh.
    This has been a very long time coming for that crooked S.O.B.
    They need to also go after the higher ups he has in his administration as well. They are just as bad as him if not worse.(like covering up evidence and doing other illegal activities) Oh and don’t forget about some close family members too. A certain cousin comes to mind on that one. This is a Hint…In case you didn’t know just ask his wonderful Captain.
    He had no problem ruining other HONEST people’s lives so he deserves everything that happens to him. I hope they lock his sorry butt up for a long time and part of his administration is sitting right next to him in prison.
    God works in mysterious ways doesn’t he?

  • Guest 1234 says:

    FYI – that certain SBI agent played a part in making this happen. By the way, he wants to know when you will pay him for the Toyota Camry.

  • Sam says:

    I’m with you on this, it has been a long time coming.. When our home got broke into they never even let us know that they got the guy or anything else. He wasn’t for helping the poor people, he was just out for his self and for the ones that were rich and helping him. I am with you, they need to lock up the ones that are right there helping him do wrong. The Drug Dealers that live in Dutchman Arces & on Midway Rd, but he won’t do anything about them, but he goes to Leland and makes a big bust there. What’s up with that?? And his own cousin that are into drugs as well, you don’t see him doing anything about that do you. Well, like the saying goes what goes around does come around, huh…

  • redsvett says:

    Wow! Don’t you have the inside scoop! I glad to know there are so many perfect people out there that don’t do wrong. Oh and I’m not saying anybody was framed for anything. Maybe you should be the Sheriff!
    One question. Did you live here when Herman Strong was Sheriff?

  • Dan says:

    I really liked the comment from the “stone thrower”. He calls Ron an SOB and then closes with a reference to God. What a fine upstanding self-righteous person this must be. What happened?…Did Ron catch you or one of your relatives for DWI or drugs???? Why don’t you run for office. You sound like a great politician.

  • Gene says:

    I am so sick and tired of the cry baby’s finger pointing with words like snitch, backstabber, Judas, etc. The jails are full of criminals because of people that told what they new! Just last night I saw a program on TV where a father tearfully but truthfully gave the police information that allowed them to find the body of a murder victim. HE WAS NOT THE FATHER OF THE VICTIM BUT, THE FATHER OF THE PERPERTRATOR! If it had not been for this painful honesty of this man, a murderer could be on the street today instead of behind bars.

    Do you want every criminal that is in jail today to be released back to the streets if, that criminals conviction came because someone rolled over on him? I think not! You blind lovers of Ron Hewett will grasp any straw you can get your hands on to somehow try to somehow explain away any wrong doing on his part. Even if that straw comes from the ground of a stable and is covered in horse dung!

    “If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, IT IS A DUCK!” Ron Hewett is covered in the dung of being a criminal, dirty law enforcement official. A dirty cop is a dirty cop is a dirty cop!

    The good law abiding citizens of this county deserve better. The good honest LEO’s everywhere deserve our support in removing this and other cancers (dirty cops) from their ranks.

    You love him so much, when he gets out of jail take him in to your home and keep him up. And lastly, stop being such a cry baby. It has become real boring.

  • Guest 99 says:

    I guess you would rather have had the officers keep quiet so that you & your family can live in ignorant bliss…Maybe a song would have been written for you later on if Hewett stayed in office.. A funeral song.. Just face it, he endangered peoples lives and would be still doing it if he were not caught.

  • Guest22 says:

    Absolutely WELL put!

  • BYE BYE GOOD OL' BOY says:

    GOOD JOB TO THE DEPUTIES WHO STOOD UP FOR WHATS RIGHT! I HOPE RONALD HAS TO DO ROAD CLEAN UP IN FRONT OF THESE DEPUTIES HOUSES.AS A FORMER BRUNSWICK BLET STUDENT,YOU ARE TAUGHT THAT IF YOU DONT SUPPORT THE SHERIFFS RE ELECTION, YOU GET FIRED. I DONT THINK PEOPLE REALIZE HOW DIRTY MOST OF THESE GUYS REALLY ARE!! IF YOU DONT BELIEVE ME THEN PLEASE SOMEONE SEND AN UNDERCOVER STUDENT INTO BRUNSWICK BLET PROGRAM BUT DONT SHOW ANY SIGN OF BEING IN IT FOR THE RIGHT REASON OR YOU WILL BE PUSHED OUT! YOU ARE TAUGHT FROM DAY ONE THAT YOU ARE NOW ABOVE THE LAW. LETS GIVE THESE DEPUTIES THE CREDIT THEY DESERVE FOR TAKING ONE FOR THE ”GOOD” TEAM.HOW CAN PEOPLE STAND BY RONALD, DIDNT YOU HEAR HIM ADMIT HIS GUILT IN HIS OWN WORDS?? HE ACTUALLY HAD THE NERVE TO SAY THAT MITCH PRINCE HAD A BETTER END THAN HIM–RONALD YOU ARE A SICK SICK PUPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • samnews says:

    Then you don’t know what a bad sheriff is.

  • Hunter says:

    Don’t worry you’ll know the scoop soon. I never said I was perfect. Everyone has flaws. But I can guarantee I am not like him nor will I ever be. And as to Herman Strong, No I didn’t live in Brunswick when he was there.

  • bc native says:

    Justice has been served! Im sure all of his supporters will get on here and say that this is all about nothing and he is being framed….and we are just picking on poor old ronnie.

  • vlewis says:

    Do we have any friends? Do we have any loved ones? Do we have any family?
    May God have mercy on Brunswick County all our citizens, loved ones, families and friends. Ronald Hewett is our Brunswick county family, friend and citizen. We pray for him and his family. We ask all you to do the same.

  • ABM says:

    Praise the Lord. The UNJUST does NOT PROFIT!!! It’s been a long time coming and I just thank God that the time has finally arrived!

  • Mary says:

    I think that Ronald was the best sheriff that you have every had. And no matter who takes his place he will never be as good as Ronald.

  • ladydi says:

    we are paying him still and he is not sheriff anymore

  • It seems that all the money that has been thrown away by Mr. Hewett has not been added up. It wasn’t just one day that the deputies worked at his house, it was many days and and many hours that they were paid for by our money. Also, I have to work hard for my children to have cars and gas money and go to school. guess who paid for Justin’s? You the hard working tax payer. You paid for trucks and cars and gas for him to go to school and where ever else he wanted to go.. But I guess this is ok. Its not ok with me. If you add it up it is a lot more than has been said. Why should I have to pay for his land to be cleared or trees planted or his children. We were paying him good money to do his job.

  • 1500 says:

    Sounds like you my have been around when the camera came out

  • Guest1323 says:

    To say This man is only human and made a mistake is a cop out. Make a mistake once fine, but not over and over. The most dangerous place in Brunswick County between Hewett and a news camera.

  • Hayden says:

    Any embezzlement is bad for any amount. When you enforce the law you should respect and obey the law. As for the above mention of “those without sin cast the first stone” that is the most idiotic argument I have heard in this case. No one is without sin but by that reasoning no one should be in jail because no one has the moral authority to send them there. If Sheriff Hewett has done what he has been accused of then he needs to go. To intervene in a criminal case and refuse to apply the law because of a familial relationship is disgusting. If Sheriff Hewett had the best interest of Brunswick County at heart he would RESIGN, fight the charges, and, if cleared, run again and, no doubt, win.

  • Zippy Doo says:

    It’s truly a sad situation, without a doubt. Note the $1300 number was based on value of the services allegedly performed. Over a 13-14 year period $1300 is not much money or time. Let’s be real about this…corruption is bad, but we have no reason to rejoice. We need to let things settle, and make sure we understand any motivation for this situation.

  • IGNORANCE IS BLISS says:

    Ummm.. makes you wonder… did those making the accusations ever use their “county” vehicle for personal use…. wouldn’t that be embezzelment ? And for intoxication….I wonder if they have been intoxicated and called out ? Ask around and I am sure you will find they did.

  • J says:

    If I embezzeled ANY amount of money from my employer I would most certainly lose my job.

    For some reason I don’t think my boss would see me stealing from him as petty. It is illegal regardless of the amount and I would probably get arrested after my unceremonious dismissal.

  • cool hand loot says:

    That is all they say he embezzled. did these deputies conspire to get him out of office for something so petty. I hope the next sheriff FIRES the whole fun bunch clean the house.

  • 1500 says:

    SO ALL OF YOU CAN GO TO JAIL.

  • Justice says:

    Why do we need to be there? To watch him loose his office? Oh Joy!!! It’s long over due. He is a disgrace. I don’t understand what more proof do you need? It’s time to grow up, abandon ship…it’s going down and fast. You can drown with the other rats or get a clue.

  • samnews says:

    Ronald Hewett supporters need to be at the courthouse on Monday.

  • Momma says:

    Myself I have heard alot of stuff about Mr. Hewett, I dont know if they are true but like evryone else I have my opinon that he should have been gone years ago. Its just not the Sheriff Department that needs to be looked in But also the Leland Police Department. I was wronged on a crime that happened to myself. I belive that there needs to be someone hired for there eductaion and their Exper. Not because who they know.

  • Guestsed says:

    I bet Keith Smith would be fired today if Ronald had any power. Wonder how he got to church this morning without driving his Expedition? I have seen it parked outside the little church at Hickman’s Crossroads many times. I wonder how many people have a work vehicle that they can drive any place they want to and the company foot the entire bill?

    If I were Gene Allen Caison and Kevin Holden, I would be watching my back and my front.

  • cool hand loot says:

    If these charges don’t hold up Monday and Ronald is allowed to continue to be sheriff I wonder how many will be FIRED Tuesday ?

  • hunter says:

    took him long enough. to answer the 2nd question. Never :-D

  • Kay says:

    So, if Ronnie is showing up intoxicated at crime scenes, then why hasn’t he been stopped for a dwi yet? I hope that will be the next headline I see, since the rest of us citizens can’t get away with it!

  • thinbluline says:

    He can’t be arrested by anyone except the coroner. That’s the way the law bounces.

  • Burgawgirl says:

    The officers that knew that he was driving drunk just let him put other’s lives at risk by getting behind the wheel?

    I understand they were scared to come against him, but what if he had killed someone?

  • NO NAME says:

    I HAVE TO AGREE W/YOU 100%! MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIM AND HIS FAMILY ALSO. HIS SON IS A FRIEND OF MINE AND I KNOW WHAT HE IS GOING THROUGH HAS TO BE TERRIBLE.
    MY PRAYERS ARE W/THEM.

  • samnews says:

    Man, you just don’t realize he thought he was talking to two life long friends. Like brothers. It’s really sad.

  • Das Weibstück says:

    Amazes me that some of this evidence is on TAPE and some of you still defend him. Looks to me that his main problem was keeping his mouth shut. He sounds like hes gossiping with the women in the break room at Walmart blahblahblah… What a dork. Unprofessional that is for sure.

  • mustang33 says:

    Maybe some of those accidental deaths that were really murders will get solved. My son was murdered and I belive that the woman that did it made a deal with the sheriff. A woman came to my house and said to me ” My son was murdered too. The sheriffs department called it an accident.”

    I hope that he gets everything he deseves.

  • mother says:

    I am the mother of a child that was murdered in New Hanover County last year too. I still have yet to recieve answers as to who killed my kid. I too, feel like a lot is being kicked under the rug. I refuse to give up, look for clues everyday, and i will get justice on this case if it takes as long as my breath lasts in my body. It is a shame that you have to do the work of these cops (or claim to be cops). I have two smaller children that I am suppose to raise them to have respect for law enforcement but it is very hard to do when they can’t tell me who killed their older brother. I think it is time for mothers like us to bond together and help each other on these cases until answers come out. I for one, am tired of getting the run around and I have every intention on getting my answers.

  • WilmMan says:

    Nothing states they can’t detain him.

  • Guestbc says:

    The people who need our compassion are the famalies who haven’t had any justice for the loss of a loved one. Not Ronald Hewett.

  • Sonny says:

    When the FBI is thru with Hewett they can come see me and I’ll be glad to show them Sid Causey’s lockbox. Hewett is a drop inthe bucket compared to the mess going on in New Hanover County.

    Don’t believe me, just watch and see.

  • Will says:

    while I respect LEO’s they should be held accountable for their actions, just as non LEO’s are, if in fact the Sheriff is guilty of things said, he should be punished, but it sounds to me that he may be mentally ill, and I hope he gets the help that he needs, sheriff or not…he is innocent until proven guilty

  • Brunswick County Resident - Oak Island says:

    This isn’t the first time power has corrupted a good person. I remember the Ronald Hewett who was the youngest elected sheriff in the state of NC, the DARE officer who ran on the platform of cleaning up a corrupt Sheriff’s office, the father who was so proud of his kids. I remember the Ronald Hewett who admitted to his own mistakes and short comings – the Ronald who was so well thought of, not just in Brunswick County, but across the state of NC.

    I am disappointed in him – and I think a lot of other people are too. But I’m not going to cast any stones at him or his family – because I know I’m not perfect and I do remember all the good he has done for Brunswick County.

    My prayers are with you and your family Ronald – I know this is a difficult time for you. I pray you can find the strength to find the good man that I know is still there.

  • Guest2000 says:

    Seems to me judging by the spelling and the phrasing of most of the comments, that the majority of people responding against him were probably arrested by him.

    My heart goes out to his family.

  • Guest678 says:

    Ronald, when you find a bank are you planning to take the money and run?? Sounds like you should be locked up during the trial or you wont be around…..
    P.S.- please be sober for your big day tomorrow

  • former resident says:

    Looks like you people feels so sorry for Ronald, Old Yeller seemed like a nice puppy to cast your votes for many years for him to be in term that long. Now he turned crooked and never did thought he was gonna get caught. Yea I know hes intoxicated in his calls but a DRUNK MAN SPEAKS A SOBER MIND. Now since he got himself into trouble, and his supporters wants to pat his head and rub his but. Looks like its time to take Old Yeller out back and get rid of him (fire his but)

  • LBC says:

    You said it all!!!–I feel the exact same way.

  • Mike says:

    I am not sure what has happened to the Brunswick Sheriffs Office. I once fully supported and respected Sheriff Hewett. I still have some respect for him, but not like I use too. When Sheriff Hewett was first elected years ago, he was a man of honor, respect and integrity. He would return your phone calls, help you in any way he could, and he did a good job in fixing problems in the Sheriffs office. All this has changed. Since he has became popular he seems to cater to his poltical friends and people with money and or power. I know the office of Sheriff is a busy one, but remember who and how you got there, “by the people”. I have watched over the years how Sheriff Hewett has climbed the ladder of success. I have watched that success turn into greed. I have watched how Sheriff Hewett has turned his back on those who didnt agree with him. That included firing good deputies and changing the attitudes of others who would then go along with the Sheriff. Sheriff Hewett, go back to the way you were, you had alot more respect then. The office of Sheriff is not a popularity contest. I know you have alot of supporters, but you could have more if you would be honest, upfront and represented everyone as equal. And by the way, I have never been in trouble with the law. I am just a lifelong taxpaying citizen of Brunswick County giving my honest opinon.

    Interesting comments elsewhere…
    Ole “Ronnie” DID NOT SHOW up for His subponea in Raleigh…
    Tying up “Loose Ends” maybe?

  • brunswickcountyresidenttruecarolinian says:

    Positions of power can be corrupt a person. I have heard so many stories about him it’s not even funny and that was before anything happened that was in the news. A part of me thinks this is politics using his crash times as a way of bringing him down and then the other part of me thinks he deserves this. Kinda like karma.
    ~sidenote~ fact is somebody (who didn’t get him to do what they wanted)must have been pretty upset with him to set the stool pigeons in action.

  • samnews says:

    Who is this cousin?

  • Guest7 says:

    As some of us have been called stupid, maybe we are, but we will be the ones whose hearts may someday go out to you if you are accused of bad doings. I hope all will look at the man Ronald has always been, not just the bad he has been accused of. I have heard people say “yea, we are so glad he was finally caught”.
    Why, because your relative was arrested? Maybe the dept. arrested him, under the rules they are governed by, you may not remember the name of the person arresting him, but you will blame Ronald for doing it, and you are even right there, because as head of the dept. the “buck stops here”. I am so terrified now, to think that some of these people (who sound like they would like an old-time lynching, could and maybe on a jury one day judging me.
    I wonder if Jesus were standing here and ask your opinion would it be the same. Not too long ago he was judged. /////////Think , humble yourself and pray for the family, and the friends, that Ronald may never know he has, that some good thing will come out of this, and Ronald and Julie and the children, will not be scarred for live.

  • Sober says:

    Now that we are cleaning up the county. Can we get the drugs out of the volunteer fire departments namely Supply? Firemen are public servants also, they should be held to the same standards as everyone else.

  • you know who's your friends are says:

    This is for the people that think the fire departments is not doing there job. I think supply fire department is doing well and tyring to keep out the good old boys. and the rift and the raft and the wanna be law man . these people came to help others as firemen but turned out to be hipocrits. downing all departments so they can make there self look good. Get a life (you will fide out who’s your friend)

  • Guest28 says:

    LEAVE BRITTNEY ALONE!!!! (OH AND RONALD HEWETT!)

  • Guest28 says:

    What was done to him??? Hmmm, his so called friends are setting him up to cover their own butts. How dare you come on here and call people names, how immature and ignorant on your part. How about going back to school and learn how to write sentences all over again, you obviously need to read some books for yourself,(you use a space after the end of a sentence). Also, maybe you should resort to traveling instead of trying to cause trouble with stupid comments that you post. FYI, I don’t need to call in any favors to the sheriff I unlike some in b.c. do not have a criminal record. Grow up!! Everyone is entitled to his/her opinion. You don’t have to agree with it, and you shouldn’t bash someone over it.

  • bryan says:

    wasn’t a movie made about sheriff hewett. wounder how it ends?

  • NASCAR FAN says:

    I have been to the reinstate Ronald Hewett Website just to be nosey and check it out to see what it’s all about that’s why you have had so many visitors, Chris! I sure ain’t signing it! I am sure if we had a petition to kick him out it would have A LOT more than 300 signers on it! That website looks like crap by the way…..Good Job!

  • mr910 says:

    The only Campaign he’ll be running for in the future is Alpha Male in the State Pen. And knowing Ronald he might get his fellow prisoners to paint his campaign signs during recess and hire them to remodel his cell block with his pitcure on the toilet. Lets all hope when he gets out his name will still be Ronald not Rhonda.

  • x deputy says:

    This is what happens when you promote cousins over intelligence. Bet you wish you promoted me now, Thanks Ronnie! By the way hows the yard looking.

  • Guest10311969 says:

    Gene and Das, you two are a trip! I like reading your comments!

  • gene says:

    It must be a thing here in Brunswick County. All you have to do is run over to BSL and you will find the Chief of Police using his patrol car for personal use. Seems the patrol car is also the family car. Grocery shopping, restaurants, dry cleaners, you name it! Citizens keep seeing it and local government keeps turning a blind eye!

  • Glenda Goedde says:

    I pray constantly for Ronald Hewett and families. He helped me tremendously in my heart and soul by saving my life and solved the murderous slaying of my niece Carla Bussard on 9-5-2006.

    Life will never be the same but thank goodness for people in Brunswick County and New Hanover County, N. C., they all are very good people to me. I have to say WWAY Channel 3 News and Blue Line Radio is and was terrific.

    I wish everyone a wonderful and blessed day. I am alive and thanks to you all.

    Glenda Campbell Goedde

  • Guest22 says:

    I pray that whoever replaces him is NOTHING like him. If he is the best we’ll ever have, we are in DEEP trouble.

  • Kay says:

    I still hope that the next headline will be that poor Ronnie gets slapped with a DWI. The rest of us can’t get away with it, so why should he?

  • Almost retired LEO says:

    Good People of Brunswick County;

    Once again I read the headlines about Sheriff (soon to be ex!) Hewett and his ill mannered attempt to cover his tracks with a few misguided souls! Folks I know you are not stupid in North Carolina so why don’t you pull your heads out of darkness and see what is happening and what has happened!

    I am truly amazed as I read the comment section of your newspaper and how some of you don’t understand or fail to realize what is going on. Do you really believe that an entire Sheriff’s Department is setting Hewett up? That he is an innocent victim of the Federal, State and local Government? Get a clue!!!! I have about thirty years in Law Enforcement and have seen or thought I saw the lowest of rats, but Sheriff Hewett has them beat hands down.

    If you have a spare minute maybe you can read the 33 page charging document on poor old Sheriff Hewett. Very interesting reading, better then any “True Crime” drama you could select at the local grocery store on a Saturday afternoon. Please remember this charging document is County only, not Federal. When dear Sheriff Hewett gets charged with the Federal stuff he will need far more the $25,000.00 to bail his behind out of jail.

    Maybe instead of the good people of Brunswick County proclaiming Sheriff’s Hewett’s innocents they should be DEMANDING an FBI Special Investigations Team conduct a “Proper” investigation into two high profile homicides that occurred in your County. The first would be when Sheriff Hewett’s son (before he was in Law Enforcement) contaminated a homicide scene by jumping into the water and touching a vehicle which held a murder victim. Why would a person go through the trouble to do that? Maybe there was evidence there that would have been crucial to solving that murder. Or MAYBE, just MAYBE there was a very good reason why he arrived on scene and destroyed a crime scene before anyone else could get there. Interesting thought.

    The second would be when Sheriff Hewett told his people not to look for a body of a missing man and stated “How would it look if we found him”. What would it matter unless there was something they didn’t want found?

    How about the victims that Sheriff Hewett has bewildered by his lack of concern with improper investigations or his giving orders for Detectives NOT to charge a person because they are “family” or political concerns hamper an investigation? You have to understand that being a Sheriff in a “Right to work” environment is a feeding grounds for a Sheriff to become what he has swore to protect you from. Maybe a prime example is the cover up of a sexual assault that still haunts the victim, her family, and numerous other victims of this rapist. Oh that’s right, the suspects work UNDER Sheriff Hewett!!!!

    Read the charging documents folks and you will see that Sheriff Hewett has lived up to his full height of being a criminal. Sheriff Hewett sworn to uphold the law when he became a Police Officer and the Sheriff, sworn to protect you folks from what he is and has been… A CRIMINAL!!!!!

    It is time folk to stop backing this man and believing the blame is on the “Hired help”. There may be someone in that group that is looking to save his behind, but when you have that many people coming forward and saying they feared they would lose their job, something is wrong. One step to prevent this from happening again is to take the “Right to work” clause out of the Sheriff’s hands and help the Police and Deputies to start, maintain and support a Union. With a strong Police Union (Like FOP), the Sheriff will have no way to become a criminal because there are way to many “watchful” eyes on him. Second you need to start a “Community Watch Group” that oversees the Sheriff’s and Chief of Police positions. While they can not mandate what happens, they will have a heck of a lot of input! Limit them to about two years on the Committee so there isn’t enough time to pick up bad habits or come under the influence or either the Sheriff or the Chief of Police.

    Brunswick County is your home, keep it that way, take the streets back and don’t allow soon to be EX-Sheriff Hewett to destroy what you have spent a life time building!!

    One day retired cop,

  • Hunter says:

    well Dan as a Christian I am sure god will forgive me for calling him a S.O.B. Matter of fact I have never been arrested and I don’t wish to run for sheriff and lay down with the other dirty politicians. I am completely happy and honest with what I do.

  • hunter says:

    Oh yeah I have contributed a lot to society more than you could ever imagine.
    I am not bitter not one bit. Matter of fact I am just happy that the crook has fallen and he has finally been found out. God knows and soon all of you will

  • GuestLMA0 says:

    May the cell door hit him ,where the good Lord split him!

  • Christopher says:

    Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.

    Lord Acton

  • mountaingirl says:

    I have known Ronald and his family my whole life, My mom taught him in Sunday School and Ms.Pauline was my eighth grade teacher, in which is very dear to me and whom I will forever respect. With the news being a bit shocking to most of us, I pray that God will give Ronald and his family strength during a time as this, I pray that if “ALL” of this is true (public, newspapers, rumors, etc.) that justice will be served, and that lies and exaggeration will be corrected. I salute the deputies for taking a brave stand and trust that BCSD will be a better place.

  • brunswick resident 99 says:

    On one particular day alone there were at least 30-40 people working at his house… Do you think that days salary for those people was inexpensive (they didn’t include that total in the 1300.00)??? Do the math….I’m sure those deputies liked doing that hard labor more that their every day jobs. He even told a fellow employ that he had him some “slaves” working out there. What kind of guy do you think this is!!! I’m sorry, you just dont know the whole story as is most of these people writing blogs protecting him. He should not be treating his employs that way.. It’s just plain wrong…..Also, I guess if your son or daughter were killed in a car accident because the Sheriff was driving while impaired then you would probably still be pulling for him, right? It could have happened the many times that he did this. You are disgracing all families that have lost loved ones due to this crime…….Also that woman who got no justice for her childs molestation because the Sheriff was kin to the defendant… How would you feel in her shoes?

  • mthorpe1 says:

    If even one of these charges against Sheriff Hewett are true, then he must be removed. We must hold our officials (especially Law enforcement) to a higher standard.
    We can accept nothing less. and btw, the “he is only human” arguement will not fly.

    Ubi dubium ibi libertas

  • Bolivia28422 says:

    While I have met him twice and was treated kindly, I am saddened by the audio I heard on the news this evening. His racist comments only support what I have been told by African-Americans about his ‘true colors’.

    At least Rev. Wright’s supposed racism is out in the open. Hewett seems to have hidden it from the (voting) public well.

  • masterplasterer says:

    BRING BACK HERMAN STRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chief says:

    I’m glad to see that all of you are so quick to comment on this event and it ranks in county concern with something as important as the sheriff.But I really wish if you were going to make these educated comments you would use spell check or buy a dictionary.Thank you very much! “Raft”

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