Police Chief Under SBI Investigation

A local police chief, who is also running for sheriff, is under investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation.

Jennifer Canada, spokeswoman for the NC Attorney General's office and the NC Department of Justice, confirms there is an ongoing investigation involving Stantonsburg Police Chief John Hunt, but says any additional information would have to come from the district attorney.

When contacted Monday, Chief Hunt said he had no comment. Mayor Bill Edmundson tells WITN News that Hunt is still on the job, but it would be improper for him to say anything else right now. The town attorney said he was unaware of any investigation involving the chief.

Hunt has filed as a Democrat for Greene County sheriff, running against incumbent Lemmie Smith.


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  • by jimmy johnson Location: hugo on May 5, 2010 at 12:06 AM
    well sorry stantonsburg residents looks like you all are going to have to keep him!!!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 23, 2010 at 09:57 PM
    People vote for change not Lemmie Smith of the good ole boys!!
  • by reid Location: greene on Apr 20, 2010 at 05:19 PM
    vote for lemmie smith
  • by Anonymous on Apr 17, 2010 at 12:53 AM
    To anonymous I totally agree with you people need to get out and vote and not for Lemmie Smith and he needs to be checked out by the SBI time for change!!!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 12, 2010 at 11:53 PM
    lemmie smith needs to retire...then he can do favors for his buddies- i dont care who is sheriff as long as its not him- maybe the sbi should check him out too!!
  • by Noneya Location: Stantonsburg on Apr 11, 2010 at 07:01 AM
    I hope he does get the job in Greene County. I live in Stantonsburg. I wish he would get a job in California or Mexico.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 6, 2010 at 10:37 PM
    Correct spelling or not "Good Ole Boys Club" needs to be over with we don't live in the 1800's any more!!!I agree it's time for a new sheriff!!
  • by to anonymous on Apr 5, 2010 at 06:29 AM
    first off, if your going to write up here, make sure you know how to spell, and Lemmie Smith is a fair person, Hunt is already being looked at by the sbi, so glad when the election is over and Hunt goes back to where he came from
  • by Anonymous on Mar 29, 2010 at 07:17 PM
    I think its about time for a new sherriff Lemmie Smith has run his ole boys club showing favoritism to his "buddies" long enough we need someone who is going to be impartial and do the job not just for the few but all- I have seen what Lemmie Smith is about firsthand and he needs to be investigated by the SBI as well as some of his deputies notice I say some because most of them do their job without showing favortism....
  • by Jonas Location: Greene on Mar 14, 2010 at 06:46 PM
    Hey, sasha how do you know what happen and the rest of us don't? where are you getting your information from.
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