Hewett set for release

Former Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett soon will be a free man. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Hewett will complete his sentence tomorrow. The former sheriff has been at a halfway house since October.

Under the terms of his sentence, Hewett still faces two years of supervised released. Sources have previously told us he intends to return to Brunswick County.

Hewett pleaded guilty to federal obstruction of justice in November 2008. Hewett was the sheriff of Brunswick County for 14 years.

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Convicted felons are not allowed to hold elected office in NC. So he can't run again.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HEARD OR NOT BUT FORMER DAVIDSON COUNTY SHERIFF GERALD HEGE IS RUNNING FOR SHERIFF AGAIN AND HE IS A CONVICTED FELON. IT MAKES YOU THINK DOESN'T IT.

Its great to hear he's getting out and can return home to his family. I wish he was able to run for sheriff of BC again he'd have my vote.... Let he without sin, cast the first stone!!

He can run again, he just would not be able to carry a gun. Rummor is he will run again.

Yea, Andy Taylor didn't carry a gun either. But then that was also Mayberry.

Sheriff Hewett, I hope having this mess finally behind you will open a whole new wonderful world for you and your family. Thank you for the many years you have been there for all of us in Brunswick County...

Bless you and your family and I hope having all this mess behind you will only open new doors for a great future..... You are a good man. Thank you for what you have done for Brunswick County!!