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BOILING SPRING LAKES, NC (WWAY) — The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into allegations against Boiling Spring Lakes Police Chief Emmett Ballree.

SBI spokeswoman Noelle Talley confirmed the investigation, which she said was requested by a Superior Court judge and the District Attorney. Talley did not comment on the nature of the investigation and allegations.

David says he cannot disclose the nature of the investigation, but he says he received a complaint of Ballree committing an alleged criminal act.

David says he requested the investigation with Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis last month to see if a criminal investigation is needed. Since then he says the SBI has been moving rapidly.

Town Manager Jeff Repp says SBI investigators have been conducting interviews for the past two weeks.

“I was a little surprised, but since it came from outside the city organization, we didn’t really have any knowledge of it,” Repp said.

When we called for comment, a woman who answered the phone at the BSL Police Department said Ballree is out today.

This is not the first time Ballree has been investigated. In 2008, a Training and Standards committee cleared Ballree after he was accused of misusing a town credit card to buy fuel for his personal car when he was police chief in Mount Olive.

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  • BOMB

    TIC, TOC, TIC………
    …KA-BOOM!
    TIME RAN OUT!

  • Guestou812

    Good???? You have got to be joking. Cruising around 7 days a week in the city owned car on personal business, including out of the city is not good. Yep, runs his kids up and down the streets also because they have no drivers licence and there is only one family car that the wife takes to work. Good???? He has not done a thing good for this community. All he has done is disgrace any decent LEO anywhere!

  • Guestou812

    Tic-toc, Tic-toc, Tic-toc.

  • Guest from bsl

    No it’s always been political just think of what else the SPI could be investigating instead of this. If they get call they have to report. tax payers dollars are going to this just remember that! It’s a shame the big wigs in bsl should pick on someone else.

  • Guest from Southport

    Take your caps off fist off all…It sounds like you have way too much of a grudge to even validate an even evaluation of the man’s job. He’s Innocent!

  • GuestSAVEBSL

    I KEEP HEARING ABOUT ALL THE GOOD BALLREE HAS DONE FOR THIS COMMUNITY. GIVE ME A FEW EXAMPLES! I CAN’T COME UP WITH ANY.
    LOSER LEDBETTER WAS RUNNING THE SHOW WHILE BALLREE USED HIS CITY VEHICLE TO SCHLEP HIS FAMILY ALL OVER THE COUNTY. HE’S BEEN ‘OFF BASE’ MORE THAN HE’S BEEN ON. KINNEY AND LEWIS HIRED THE GUY WHEN THEY HAD BETTER CANDIDATES. ASK YOURSELF WHY THEY DID THAT. AND WHY DID HE IMMEDIATELY DO WHATEVER HE WANTED WITHOUT FEAR OF ACTION FROM THEM. WELL, KINNEY, LEWIS, TROSCIANC ARE GONE. CASTER LOST THE MAYORS RACE. TWO OR THREE PEOPLE DIDN’T MAKE THAT HAPPEN. A CITY
    OF CITIZENS TIRED OF BEING TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF MADE IT HAPPEN. IF BALLREE DID WRONG, THEN HE’LL BE GONE TOO. MAYBE THEN THIS CITY CAN MOVING FORWARD AND START HAVING GOOD NEWS PRINTED ABOUT IT.

  • Guestyup

    This is now a criminal matter and not a political one. Dummy, the NC SBI does not get involved in politics. They are hear at the request of the DA and a Superior Court Judge! So as far as Ballree and his job goes, ‘tic, tic, tic’.

  • Guest from Southport

    I don’t get how people don’t even acknowledge all the good Chief Ballree has done for the community. This is a stupid investigation and anyone who says otherwise is ignorant or just down for playing politics.
    Certain “people” have been out to get this guy ever since the first day he was hired. Once the investigation is over and he STILL has his job and the facts come out, alot of people will be bitting their tounges.
    It’s amazing how bitter people in this world are and jealous they can be. Chief Ballree has not down any wrong doing. Judge Lewis had no right to even call the SBI in the first place. So there. THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE!

  • Gene

    The facts are, you are RIGHT, Chief White did the background investigation but, you are WRONG, as Chief White did not make the recommendation. Ballree is 100% on the platter of Dave Lewis and Joan Kinney. Depending upon how you feel about the hire those two get 100% of the credit or 100% of the blame!

  • Guest442

    This hire was a Dave Lewis and Joan Kinney deal all the way. Word on the street, yes former chief did do the background but NO, he did NOT make a recomendation to hire. That would be a good question for the news to ask the former chief and present mayor so the answer to that question could be out and on the record one way or the other.

  • Guest1313

    Didn’t former police chief and now mayor, White do the background and make the recommendation to the town to hire this guy?

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