Stantonsburg Police Chief Cleared After SBI Probe

An Eastern Carolina police chief, who is also running for sheriff, will not face any charges as a result of a state investigation.

In March WITN first reported that Stantonsburg Police Chief John Hunt was the subject of an SBI probe. The SBI says it finished their investigation several weeks ago and turned the results over to the district attorney.

District Attorney Robert Evans said no charges will be brought against Hunt. "The matter was investigated by the SBI," said the district attorney. "They turned over a report of their findings to us and our office declined to press charges."

The nature of the investigation was never made public and Hunt has remained on the job. He is on next month's Democratic primary ballot for Greene County sheriff, running against incumbent Lemmie Smith.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Pitt County on Apr 26, 2010 at 05:29 PM
    This if for Anonymous from Greene County. YOU NEED TO GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT. I don't know about the deputy that was fired from Wayne County whether it is true or not, but the other deputy that you referred to about being fired for holding his wife against her will ---- THAT IS A LIE... And about the Sheriff sending people to the Town where John Hunt works and begs him not to run for Sheriff because Lemmie only has 2 yrs left, how do you know that? Were you there at that time to hear their conversation? Are you a back stabber from Greene County?
  • by Jonas Location: Greene on Apr 25, 2010 at 03:33 PM
    Lies and more lies address to about hunt you call him trailer trash, you won't say that to his face you uneducated person and about G.P.D you don't know anything about chief hunt but yet you spread lies. so get your facts straight because you not going to change any voter's minds. a spinless person always is hiding behind something or someone.we called this yellow, get it!
  • by to and Location: greene county on Apr 25, 2010 at 10:43 AM
    Lt. Dail was employed by the sauls in 1998 when lemmie won the election over sheriff sauls. please read the post on 4/23/10 about the sheriffs race. now, back to the Lt. Dail situation, see, its customary that the incoming sheriff give out letters to the deputies that he would like have continue work with him. see, Lt. Dail had worked with lemmie when lemmie was a deputy back in the 80's . Truth be told, lemmie didnt like Dail at all. so, when lem won the 1998, it was his opportunity to get rid of Lt. Dail. 19yrs-GONE! these are the things that the smith camp doesnt want the public to know. just like they dont like to talk about how lemmie did sauls. kind of reminds me of brutus with ceasar. i concur with the other blogger, you smith supporters had best not drink the coolaid!!!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 25, 2010 at 12:22 AM
    To: by the same people- yes we know how ip addresses work. I know what I have posted is the truth and the best thing that could happen is Lemmie to sue us and have to actually testify under oath about these things. I can assure you that this will not happen and just like the last guy posted. That crazy thing called the Constitution. That stupid document gets in the way for people like you huh? So why don't you say who is writing all the comments, quit with the threats and do it
  • by Anonymous on Apr 24, 2010 at 06:23 PM
    To posted by the same people- Have you not read or heard of this little document called The Constitution of The United States of America that gives it citzens freedom of speech???Wow what won't you people do to keep Sheriff Smith in office!?- now using scare tactics so people won't freely express their opinions and experiences with/about Smith
  • by and on Apr 24, 2010 at 05:07 AM
    so what happen to the lt dail why was he fired. i dont know much about that please tell the story
  • by about hunt on Apr 24, 2010 at 05:05 AM
    hey you guys seen where hunt lives. trailer park trash he needs to make one of his six kids get out and clean the yard.everyday i drive by his trailor i see more trash in his yard. and why is there always a white girl up there.makes you wonder
  • by about g.p.d. Location: goldsboro on Apr 24, 2010 at 05:01 AM
    no the was asked to resign, due to the fact he had alot compliants wih females that he pulls over. he always have that problem. can not keep his hands to himself. ask anyone at goldsboro pd and they will laugh in your face about john hunt
  • by to the same people on Apr 24, 2010 at 04:57 AM
    after reading these comments, i can not understand why you would write thee lies about sheriff, i have know the sheriff for a long time, and i can pretty much say who is writing all these comments. changes will come on may 5th, sheriff smith will win the election and after he does i will have the da issue a court order for witn and obtain the ip address for every comment so sheriff have a lawsuit, and for those who do not know every computer has a i p address and can be trace like a home telephone.
  • by to Anonymous on Apr 24, 2010 at 02:21 AM
    I agree with you but he won't be voted out. The citizens of GC wont do the right thing. They know the truth, they just chose to ignore it. It was all brought to light last election. The just say Lemmie is a good man. Lemmie has to be laughing at these people keeping him in office. He is definitely making them look like fools with how he runs that dept and they all thing he is doing a good job. You have to gie him credit for playing the citizens. He has done it for almost 12 years now.
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