Former Deputy Faces Jail Time For Crimes

A former Robeson County deputy faces more than 20 years in prison for guilty pleas relating to the kidnapping and attempted robbery of two drug dealers.

Patrick Ferguson is the first of 20 former law officers to be
sentenced in a lengthy investigation into corruption at the Robeson
County sheriff's office.

Prosecutors asked for a shorter sentence because Ferguson
cooperated with investigators, but U.S. District Court Judge
Terrence Boyle said Ferguson should have known better because his
job was to enforce the law.


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