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In a letter sent by the OSC specifically regarding Shew's candidacy, Hatch Act Unit Attorney Amber A. Bell stated: “We have concluded that you are not subject to the political activity restrictions of the Hatch Act, and thus, the Act would not prohibit you from being a candidate for partisan public office.” The complaint alleges a violation because the sheriff’s department receives money from the Justice Assistance Grant through the U.S. Department of Justice and money from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a service contract to patrol W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir. The Hatch Act is directed at federal employees, but has been used in other places to cause campaign problems for direct recipients of large grants.
She compared the added costs to those experienced by a driver who has had multiple wrecks. Foxx' comments came during her recent Focus on the Foothills program.
Call was killed the night of May 4. Authorities found his body when they arrived at Bare's house on Statesville Road after getting a call about a home invasion. Bare told authorities that Call entered through an unlocked door shortly before and had a weapon. Bare said he took the weapon away and shot Call with it, according to a sheriff's office report. Call was shot several times and was dead when authorities arrived. Authorities would not confirm rumors that the case was a drug deal gone sour.
State records show that at the time of the shooting, Bare was on probation for felony drug charges that included maintaining a place for controlled substance. Call, who lived in Purlear, had a history of drug-related convictions.
A deputy stopped a vehicle yesterday afternoon that matched the description of the white pickup seen in the area over the weekend, and recovered a Rhode Island tag matching the number identified by one of the victims. The driver, identified in a crime report as 42-year old Joe Henry McDuffie of Wilkesboro, was arrested after he was found to be driving on a revoked license and that the pickup had no insurance. The report describes McDuffie as a heavy-set black male.
Yesterday evening, another homeowner, who had been alerted to the burglary spree by his neighbor who had been a victim, called deputies to report the door had been kicked in at his vacation home and the thieves had stolen two mounted hunting trophies and a target deer, together worth over 11-hundred dollars. Deputies are still contacting area homeowners and have yet to formally charge McDuffie with anything more than traffic offenses.