Brunswick County Detention Facility
Ronald Hewett
Former sheriff taken into custody

 Former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett has been taken into custody as a federal detainee, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

Hewett was taken into custody by Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies around 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, Flax said.

Federal charges are pending, she said. It is unclear what kind of charges Hewett faces at this time.

Flax deferred all other questions to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.