Sheriff Makes a Pitch for Electronic Monitoring

Electronic monitoring could be part of the solution to an overcrowded and aging jail in Beaufort County. Representatives from the Beaufort County Sheriff's office are seeking the support of the county commissioners.

Sheriff Alan Jordan says home arrest could help free up space in the county jail for more violent criminals. Pitt County began electronic monitoring earlier this year. Pitt County Sheriff Mac Manning says overall, it’s been a tremendous success and has saved the county thousands of dollars.