First published at 3:23 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2.
Updated at 1:37 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6.
Former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett has been sentenced to 16 months in federal prison for his obstruction of justice charge.
"I take full responsibility," Hewett said in U.S. District Court Monday afternoon.
"I can't tell you how sorry I am—the remorse I feel. I want to thank the folks from Brunswick County standing behind me," Hewett said.