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After pleading guilty in June, Ron Hewett will finally learn his sentence to felony obstruction of justice. Brunswick County residents, like Adam Burton, were shocked. “I bumped into him one time, very polite guy, never had a problem with him or anything like that,” said Burton. Hewett was accused of interfering with a federal grand jury’s investigation into his department dating back to December 2006. Allegations of the former sheriff’s misconduct and corruption sparked the probe. Reportedly, prosecutors requested the federal court to sentence Hewett to one and half years in prison. Burton said, “Everybody should be held to the same standard, if you do the crime you should do the time.” Some people we spoke to who did not want to appear on camera believe the shorter sentence request is out of respect for his 14 years of service in law enforcement. “Some people are going to be happy, some are going to be sad,” added Burton. Hewett will learn his fate Monday morning. He will be sentenced at the federal courthouse in Raleigh at 9:00 a.m.


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