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Former sheriff pleads guilty to federal charge

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By Caroline Curran, Reporter

After proclaiming his innocence for just shy of one year, former sheriff Ronald Hewett proclaimed his guilt in federal court Monday morning.

As part of a plea agreement signed in U.S. District Court, Hewett pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction of justice before U.S. District Judge W. Earl Britt.

Hewett was charged with obstruction of justice on May 8.


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