David Gerald Nobles Jr.
A former captain serving with the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office has been
accused of removing money from the evidence safe at the Columbus County
Sheriff’s Office. David Gerald Nobles Jr. was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with
embezzlement by a public official/trustee. His bond was set at
Mr. Nobles bonded out of Columbus County Detention Center.
He retired from the sheriff’s office in 2015.
This arrest is a result of a State Bureau of Investigation probe into
evidence that was missing from the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Lewis Hatcher asked for the SBI to help investigate after the
sheriff’s office was unable to account for the cash that was money missing
from the evidence locker. The embezzlement took place between around Oct. 11, 2013, and Sept. 1, 2015.
“Discrepancies were discovered in 2015, Sheriff Hatacher requested an independent
investigation from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation,”
Sheriff Hatcher stated in a public statement. “This charge is a result
of that investigation. As Sheriff, I have the utmost respect for all
employees at the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office, however I will not
allow any person or person’s to interfere with the integrity of this
Mr Nobles standes accused of taking $3,500 from the evidence safe at the sheriff’s office