RALEIGH—Whatever he does, Ronald Hewett makes history.
When the clock struck midnight on his 20th birthday, he was sworn in as a Holden Beach police officer.
In 1994, at the age of 31, Hewett was sworn in as the youngest sheriff in North Carolina.
Then in 2008, Hewett became the second Brunswick County sheriff to plead guilty or to be convicted of a federal charge.
On Monday, Hewett was the third North Carolina sheriff sentenced to federal prison this year.