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DA to hold news conference about Ron Hewett’s death inside jail

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — District Attorney Bed David will hold a news conference today about former Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett’s death inside the New Hanover County Jail.

According to a news release sent by the DA’s office this morning, the conference will be held at the Historic Courthouse in downtown Wilmington at 10 a.m. The briefing comes nearly three weeks after Hewett, 51, died while behind bars awaiting a hearing after ATF agents found guns inside his Supply home.

Following Hewett’s death, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office’s internal investigation revealed that the personnel involved followed policies and procedures, according to Sheriff Ed McMahon. Hewett’s autopsy was performed in Greenville as the State Bureau of Investigation continued its probe into what happened.


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