SBI Ends Probe Into Alleged Use Of Inmate Labor In Warren County
Posted February 18, 2005 3:32 a.m. EST
WARREN COUNTY, N.C. — Warren County District Attorney Sam Currin said there are no serious findings by the State Bureau of Investigation into improper use of county inmates.
County Manager Loria Williams was suspended with pay while the probe investigated alleged use of inmate labor at her home during 2002.
The SBI also looked at County Maintenance Supervisor Robert Dunston. Officials wanted to know if his role in the inmate work program was tied to his moonlighting job of cutting grass.
Currin said the case is too old to prosecute as a misdemeanor. Currin said he will discuss the SBI's findings with the five-member Board of County Commissioners. Three of those commissioners voted to suspend Williams and Dunston.