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BYLINE: Justin Smith
Columbus County, NC
Columbus County Sheriff Lewis Hatcher has asked the State Bureau of Investigation to help find evidence missing from his department. (Source: WECT)
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Columbus County Sheriff Lewis Hatcher has asked the State Bureau of Investigation to help find evidence missing from his department.
Hatcher said the office is unable to account for cash that was supposed to be in an evidence locker. He enlisted the SBI approximately a week ago. Hatcher wouldn't say how much money is missing.
"I don't want to put the integrity of the evidence locker at risk, and that's why I've asked this independent agency to come in and assist us," Hatcher said.
The sheriff said he did not ask the SBI to investigate any current or former employees.
"I've not accused anyone of taking this evidence," Hatcher said. "It could simply be misplaced."
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