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A North Carolina sheriff faces charges of felony obstruction of justice after he allegedly attempted to plot the murder of a deputy who planned to release a recording of him that included his use of racist language.
Granville County Sheriff Brindell Wilkins reportedly tried to get an unidentified individual to kill his deputy Joshua Freeman when he learned that Freeman was going to release a recording of him using “racially offensive language,” according to court records. The alleged recording that Freeman had of Wilkins has not been released, Buzzfeed News reported.
Wilkins told the individual over the phone in August 2014, “The only way you gonna stop [Freeman] is kill him.”
“The defendant failed to properly execute his duties because of his personal animosity towards Joshua Freeman, who defendant was told had expressed an intention to publicly disclose to authorities a purported audio recording of…
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