SBI Arrests Gates County Sheriff's Sergeant on Embezzlement Charges

In July, District Attorney R. A. Womble requested the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation to conduct an investigation into allegations of corruption inside the Gates County Sheriff’s Office.

On Dec. 6, SBI agents arrested Gates County Sgt. Brandon Scott Hawks, 33, and charged him with two counts of Embezzlement of Property by Public Officer and one count of Larceny of a Firearm. Hawks was released after posting a $35,000 secured bond.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is being assisted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the investigation is ongoing.