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Sources tell us Friday night that former Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett is no longer behind bars. Hewett was scheduled to be released from Butner Federal Corrections Complex in January. But Friday, sources said his "good" behavior got him out early. He is now in a community corrections facility in Raleigh, to help transition him back into society. Hewett pleaded guilty to federal obstruction of justice back in November. He was the sheriff of Brunswick County for fourteen years. We are told Hewett intends to eventually return home to Brunswick County.

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  • David

    What a disgrace to the human society! This guy deserves to be taken down. I just hope that he receives justice from all of the people he obused…both young and old! Kick the bum out of the country.

  • Guest28425

    we sure could use him in pender county!

  • MJ

    I don’t think he did such a good job. It was what he wanted everyone to think, while he got away with pushing people around through intimidation. He got a very light sentence to begin with, just as expected when you are in deep with all the other crooks in the system. I think he should have gotten a much heavier sentence and should have gotten no time off for good behavior. He took advantage of the public and all the people who used to work for him too!

  • Guest Constituent

    You don’t think that Hewett having his employees do personal work on his home and working on his political campaign, all while being paid by the County is wrong? You don’t think him instructing his employees to lie to investigators is wrong?

    This is someone who is supposed to be the top law enforcement officer in the county, and he is breaking the law himself, all for his own benefit.

    One of the things Hewett was accused of, and I’m assuming was a part of his plea deal, was instructing one of his detectives not to investigate a sexual assault, because the suspect was a cousin of his and he was worried it would make him look bad. If true, this is an absolute dereliction of duty, not to mention a serious felony. What about the victim of the sexual assault? They will never receive justice because the sheriff is covering it up. Hewett seemed to be more concerned about his name and being re-elected than he is about enforcing the law and protecting the citizens.

  • Happy for Ron

    I’m glad Ron Hewett is out of jail. I still don’t think he did anything wrong, even if he did take a plea deal.

    I think he did a great job as sheriff. We are all human and have frailities. Ron is a good person and needs to put all this behind him if his community and the media will let him.

  • SurfCityTom

    Now let the man return home and resume his family life. There should be no need for a resumption of snide and hateful postings.

  • little do they know

    I’m glad he is coming home. I think he is the best thing that ever happened to Brunswick County. Everyone does things that they are not suppose to. He pulled his time, let it go. If he wanted to come to Columbus County I would vote for him for sure.

  • Guest654

    Should have thrown away the key….

  • Guest564

    Bad egg.

  • Guest276548

    Glad your out RON… YOUR A GOOD DOOD. DONT LET NO ONE FOOL YOU. SORRY THING WHENT DOWN THE WAY THEY DID. WHEN YOU GET BACK JUST TRY TO BE A HELPFULL AND LOVEING PERSON THAT I KNOW YOU ARE.
    AND PLEASE NO MORE POWER TRIPPS.
    JUST FIND YOUR SELF A GOOD JOB AND WORK YOUR BUTT OFF. HOPE THINGS WORK OUT FOR YOU.

  • oicu812

    Maybe he might stay in Raleigh. We don’t need him in Brunswick county any more.

  • guesty

    Hewett made a deal and plead guilty while chuckles wouldn’t. After chuckles was found guilty he received a longer sentence. That is the way the court system works. If you save them the trouble of going through a complete trial by pleading guilty, you get a lesser sentence.

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


    Former North Carolina Rep. Thomas Wright has been found guilty of felony obstruction of justice.

  • SurfCityTom

    forging documents; lying under oath; never fessing up to his wrongful deeds. How are those for starters.

  • pertenia graham

    so why is thomas wright not to be release

  • Guestcrimnalron

    Horray for Ron, we need more cops like him.. lets break the law, get a slap on the hand and get released early.. I give him 6 months and he will break the law again, the guy is a CRIMINAL !!!!!!!! keep him locked up !!!!

  • Tom O’Connor

    He’s served his time, it’s over. Let him live his life in peace. There is no more news.

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