David Gerald Nobles Jr

David Gerald Nobles Jr.
David Gerald Nobles Jr charged with embezzlement
June, 2017
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 $100,000.
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 HatcherSheriff 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 office.”
Mr  Nobles standes accused of taking $3,500 from the evidence safe at the sheriff’s office