Raleigh, N.C. — The son of a longtime state official was sentenced Monday to at least two years in prison for violating his probation.
Bryan Elliott Beatty Jr. was sentenced to 24 to 41 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, which caused his earlier sentence to shift from probation to active jail time.
Beatty was placed on probation in January for two years after being convicted of assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to state Department of Public Safety records.
Beatty's father, Bryan Beatty, is a member of the North Carolina Utilities Commission and served as secretary of what was then known as the Department of Crime Control and Public Safety from 2001 to 2009. He also led the State Bureau of Investigation for two years.