A North Carolina sheriff was indicted Monday in connection with a plot to kill one of his deputies who claimed to have a recording of him using "racially offensive language."-
Granville County Sheriff Brindell Wilkins faces two obstruction of justice charges following a 10-month investigation by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. Prosecutors said Wilkins was recorded in August 2014 encouraging someone to kill now-former deputy Joshua Freeman and coached the killer on how to get away with the murder.
Freeman had threatened to turn over an audio recording of Wilkins to authorities, prosecutors said.