FAIRMONT — Former Robeson County Sheriff Hubert Stone died this morning following an extended illness.
Stone, 78, served as sheriff from 1978 to 1994. He came out of retirement in 1998 to run against Glenn Maynor.
Stone’s tenure as sheriff was filled with controversy. In the late 1980s, his office was investigated by state and federal officials because of allegations of corruption. Investigators did not find evidence to substantiate the allegations.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.