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Former Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett appeared in Superior Court this morning in Bolivia to face state charges.

Hewett pleaded guilty to three counts of embezzlement and pleaded no contest to one count of obstructing justice.

He received a four-month sentence, to be served concurrently with the 16-month federal sentence he is already serving.

Hewett's supporters were pleased he did not receive any additional time behind bars.

"The judge was very fair today," Hewett’s cousin Michael Clemmons said. "I think all of his friends and family who came out today, I'm going to see him in a little while at his house, we are all very happy with the judicial system today."

Following his release from prison, Hewett will be under supervised probation for three years.

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  • kool2handle

    in wich you have none. you seen to be a self centerd poo. we are here to talk abought ron. not my speeling. you know where you can go. I think you must be some one he locked up. and you are just mad. poor baby…

  • kool2handle

    i NEVER CLAIMED TO BE THE BEST SPELLER. BUT AT LEAST I GOT MY GED. AND TOOK BUISS.ADMEN. AT FTI IN FAYETTIVILLE. WORK FOR MY SELF. AND IM DOING PRETTY GOOD. I PAY TAXES. I VOTE. IM 45 YEARS OLD. I LIVE BY THE BOOK OF GOD. CAN YOU SAY THAT? I BREAK NO LAWS. SO AT LEAST YOU WERE SMART ENOUGH TO MAKE OUT WHAT I SAID.IVE GOT 6 DAUGHTERS 1 SON AND SIX GRAND KIDS. IVE KNOWN RONALD SENCE I WAS 15 YEARS OLD NOW IM 45 YOU COUNT THE YEARS. WE WHERE NEVER FRIENDS THAT HUNG OUT WITH EACH OTHER. BUT WHEN WE TALKED TO EACH OTHER WE WERE ALLWAYS NICE AND TALKED WITH RESPECT. I THOUGHT HE DID A GREAT JOB AS A COP. AND A BETTER JOB AS A SHERIFF. BUT IT DOES SADDEN ME THAT HE LET POWER GO TO HIS HEAD. BUT HE IS NOT THE FIRST AND IM SURE HE WANT BE THE LAST. SO RON GOD BLESS YOU. AND GOOD LUCK. GOD FORGIVES YOU AND SO DO I.

  • fleebailey

    This shows the value of a GED.

  • CONTINGENCY14

    GORE IS A CRIMINAL, HEWETT DID NOT ACT ALONE. HE HAD THE SECURITY OF KNOW THAT GORE WOULD COVER HIS BUTT…HERE IS THE BOTTOM LINE..GORE NEEDS TO GO TO PRISON WITH HEWETT…

  • Guest0022

    Not only remember what’s happened when you vote, contact the US Attorney’s office in Raleigh and voice your discontent. Talking here does no good.

  • brunswick resident

    How do you come to the conculsion that Gore did his job? He did nothing. Hewett pleaded guilty and got nothing. Please do not treat us like we are stupid enough to believe that Gore has now or ever done his job. He is a disgrace to the legal community and should be removed from office and given a cell next to Hewett.

  • Guest0022

    Anyone can see through what happened. There is nothing ‘fair’ here, even if it is lawful. As for Jon David, I’m sure he is more interested in the interests of the people in Bladen, Brunswick, or Columbus than Rex Gore is – Gore has just proved that. He didn’t do ANYTHING until the feds started snooping around.

  • CONTINGENCY

    JOKE OF THE DAY…

    HOW DO YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BRUNSWICK COUNTY LEO AND A CRIMINAL?

    YOU CANT…BECAUSE THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE

  • Guest1234

    It amuses me that people are attacking Gore for doing his job. The job of the DA’s office is to prosecute. Do you see members of the DA’s office stopping speeders issuing them tickets? No! When Gore was presented with the evidence by the Deputies of Brunswick Co. he immediately had Hewett removed from office, prosecuted Hewett, and Hewett pled guitly. Federal charges usually take priority over State charges and this is the case here. As for Hewett’s sentence, I’m sure the sentence was within the Fair Sentencing guidelines of the state of North Carolina.

    As for Jon David, do you really think he’s concerned about the interests of the people in Bladen, Brunswick, or Columbus, or just interested in his own.

  • maybe he should have tutored you in spelling and grammar.

    “cant”: can’t
    “belive”: believe
    “class mate”: classmate
    “dood” : dude
    “allways”: always
    “streight”: straight
    “wile”: while
    “vaction”: vacation
    “dont”: don’t

  • Guest555

    You forgot one…
    “Hewette”: Hewett

  • J

    I voted for Jon to replace Rex Gore last time and he came close to beating him. If he had campaigned just a little more vocally in all the counties he could have beaten him. Rex Gore and his “good ole boy system” needs to go. He has been “light” on death penalty cases during his career and in Columbus County all the defense attorneys get just what they want for their clients on drug and other charges. DWI’s are a joke in Columbus County courtrooms!! I see signs that COLCOR is at it’s best and still rampant!! Nothing will change until we get a new DA….it is time for Gore to go and this latest example of a “walk” he gave to Ron Hewitt is the last straw. Jon David I will work tirelessly for you when you get ready to run!!!

  • J

    You really do think Rex Gore did a good job??? He is tight as thieves with Ronnie and that’s why he got such a light sentence with no extra jail time. The following is a quote from an article in the Fayetteville Observer for the sentence Sheriff Maynor got in the Robeson County Tarnished Shield investigation for similar things that Ronnie did:

    “Maynor, who served as sheriff from 1994 through 2004, began a six-year term in August after pleading guilty to hiring on-duty deputies for personal work and to lying to federal investigators when he denied knowing about a satellite TV card scam.”

    This is the same type of embezzlement that Ron Hewett did, but he “skated” on the state charges!!! Just another example of the “good ole boy system” still at work in Brunswick, Columbus and Bladen County where Rex Gore presides as DA.

    He basically “gave him a walk” on the state charges by giving it the probabtion that he did. If you or I had done the same thing we would be under the jailhouse!! You know it is true.

  • kool2handle

    Still cant belive that you done these things that they & you say you did.
    dont seem like the Ronald Hewette that I know.
    You were my class mate dood. allways on the streight and narrow.
    well i guess all that power just went to your head.
    please get your head on streight wile your on vaction. think of your wife and kids. as well as all the loved ones that you let down.
    but things can get better for you Ron. any way good luck to you and your peeps.
    Ron we all make mistakes that dont mean we cant learn from them. life goes on.just try harder when you get out.

  • guesty

    At the next election vote Jon David to replace Rex.

  • Guest13

    I don’t know why anyone is surprised at this. The ONLY way Ron would do any time is through the federal courts. Why be so shocked. We voted for the good ol boy network. (at last the majority of you did) The only way to change anything is to vote the good ol boy network out. Remember all of this in their next election.

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