Suspended Granville sheriff, former deputies charged with falsifying documents
Granville County Sheriff Brindell Wilkins, who has been on suspension for two years while facing criminal charges, was indicted Tuesday on charges he falsified records. The expanding case has also led Wilkins' successor to resign.
FORECAST IS >>> JEFF HOGAN IN THE WRAL LIVE CENTER WITH BRAND NEW INFORMATION. OUR WRAL INVESTIGATES POLICE HAVE UNCOVERED AND I WANT TO SHOW YOUR A PICTURE OF THE SHERIFF HERE. IN ORDER TO TELL TODAY'S STORIES I GOAT TO GO BACK TO THIS IS WHY YOU MAY REMEMBER THE NAME. HE WAS INDICTED IN 2019 ON TWO COUNTS OF OBSTRUCTED OF JUSTICE. HE WAS URGING SOMEONE TO TELL A DEPUTY THAT WAS ABOUT TO EXPOSE HIS USE OF OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE. FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS STARTED TO GET INVOLVED AND INVESTIGATED THE DRUG ONT YO, AND NOW FORMER SHERIFF BRENDA WILKIN FACES NEW CHARGES. SEVERAL OF THEM INCLUDING SEVEN COUNTS OF OBTAINING PROPERTY AND SEVEN COUNTS OF OBSTRUCTION AS WELL. THIS STORY HAS JUST BEEN UPDATED ON WRAL.COM.