SMITHFIELD, N.C. — A former Johnston County detective recieved a suspended sentence after admitting to falsifying a confession from a suspect.
Fulton Stanley faced a felony charge, but pleaded guilty to misdemeanor obstruction of justice.
Stanley got a 45-day suspended sentence and two years of probation during Wednesday's court hearing. He must performs 100 hours of community service and pay a $1,000 fine.
Stanley had been a sheriff's deputy since the mid-1990s.