Two more arrested in election fraud investigation

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BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Two more people have been booked in connection to the ongoing investigation into election fraud in North Carolina.

According to a news release from the Wake County District Attorney, Tonia Marie Gordon turned herself in at the Magistrate’s Office this evening in Bladen County.

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Gordon is charged with conspiracy to commit felonious obstruction of justice and possession of absentee ballot.

Matthew Monroe Mathis was arrested Tuesday night in Sampson County by the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office without incident.

Mathis has been charged with conspiracy to commit felonious obstruction of justice, possession of absentee ballot and falsely signing certification on absentee ballot.

The SBI is working with local law enforcement to arrest Rebecca D. Thompson in connection to this investigation.

The two are a part of five people indicted in connection with alleged fraud during the 2016 election and 2018 primary election. McCrae Dowless and Caitlyn Croom have already been arrested. Prosecutors say the SBI is working with local law enforcement to arrest the remaining two suspects in this case Matthew Mathis and Rebecca Thompson.