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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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Gene
2015 years 9 months ago

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!

Guestyup
2015 years 9 months ago

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’.

BOMB
2015 years 9 months ago

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

Guestou812
2015 years 9 months ago

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

GuestSAVEBSL
2015 years 9 months ago

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.

 

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