Ashe County sheriff indicted for obstruction of justice

JEFFERSON, N.C. — The Ashe County sheriff has been indicted on several charges, including obstruction of justice.

The grand jury indicted Sheriff Terry Buchanan on three counts of felony obstruction of justice and three counts of misdemeanor willful failure to discharge duties.

SBI agents arrested and processed Buchanan at the Ashe County Sheriff’s Office and he appeared before Superior Court Judge Gregory Horne and received a $25,000 unsecured bond.

Ashe County District Attorney Tom Horner filed a petition to remove Buchanan from office and Judge Horne temporarily removed the sheriff from office pending a removal hearing set for Nov. 13.

This is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the SBI and no further information has been released.

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