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Moore County sheriff's son charged with misuse of patrol car

Posted January 25

Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey

— The son of Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey has been charged with operating a patrol car after consuming alcohol, failure to carry out his duties as a deputy sheriff and failing to make reports.

Former deputy Brent Godfrey, 34, of 150 Barton Hills Court in Pinehurst, is accused of having drunk alcohol before responding to a call at a hospital in Pinehurst last year.

Godfrey is the son of Sheriff Neil Godfrey, who says his son resigned the night of the Feb. 29 allegation.

Public Safety Department spokeswoman Patty McQuillan said the State Bureau of Investigation arrested Brent Godfrey on Monday on charges of operating a law enforcement vehicle after consuming alcohol and willful failure to discharge his duties. It was not known if he has an attorney.

Sheriff Godfrey reportedly went to the hospital that night. He would not say if he's being investigated.


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  • Benjamin Kite Jan 27, 2017
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    Good question, Linda.

  • Linda Tally Jan 26, 2017
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    So he was charged a YEAR AGO? February 29th? Or was this a typo?