Murphy, NC— In a May 6th 2013 press release by District Attorney Michael Bonfoey the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office was notified that it was no longer under investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation. District Attorney Bonfoey further indicated that no criminal charges were going to be pursued from this investigation.
The original investigation began just prior to the 2010 election and centered in and around the use and management of grant funds. Since the time the investigation began the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office cooperated fully with the State Bureau of Investigation and the Attorney General’s Office to bring the investigation to a conclusion.
Cherokee County Sheriff Keith Lovin stated, “throughout the over two year ordeal, my office and staff have continued to provide a very high level of professional law enforcement to our community and the conclusion of the investigation restores our citizens faith and confidence in our office. We will continue to strive to provide the most professional and faithful service to the people of Cherokee County.”
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