Search warrants unsealed after AP, other media intervene

Published: May. 5, 2018 at 5:37 PM EDT
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Search warrants unsealed after The Associated Press and other media organizations intervened show authorities are investigating a sheriff's candidate in Catawba County for possible violation of misdemeanors of stalking, cyberstalking and willfully failing to discharge duties.

No charges have been filed against Jason Reid, a candidate for sheriff and son of the current sheriff, Coy Reid. Jason Reid resigned in February as a narcotics officer. The warrants show he's now classified as a reserve officer.

Superior Court Judge Jeff Carpenter decided Friday to unseal a redacted version of the warrants after The AP and other media groups filed a motion.

Judge Daniel Kuehnert had sealed the search warrants and all information related to them in a closed hearing on April 19.

Reid is a candidate for sheriff in Tuesday's GOP primary.