SBI investigates missing evidence at Stanly County Sheriff’s Office

Published 12:13 pm Friday, November 26, 2021

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The Stanly County Sheriff’s Office is being investigated by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations.

In a phone interview Friday morning, Stanly County Sheriff Jeff Crisco confirmed he has asked the SBI to investigate an incident in his department. The request comes from a mutual agreement between the department and Stanly County District Attorney Lynn Clodfelter, according to Crisco.

Crisco said the investigation pertains to the handling of evidence. He would not go into further specifics of what was being investigated.

“It’s their investigation; it’s not ours,” Crisco said referring to the SBI.

He said he did not know how long the SBI investigation would take, but it could be several weeks “because they are very thorough.”

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio has served as the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press for more than 16 years and has written numerous news and feature storeis as well. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also won an award from Boone Newspapers, and has won four North Carolina Press Association awards.

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