NC Officers Sold Protection to Criminals

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The U.S. Attorney's office says three North Carolina lawmen and a former sheriff's deputy are facing corruption and bribery charges.

Federal prosecutors said Cherryville police officers Casey Justin Crawford, David Paul Mauney III and Frankie Dellinger were arrested Wednesday, along with former Gaston County Sheriff's Deputy Wesley Clayton Golden. It's believed they conspired to provide protection for tractor trailers transporting what's described as stolen goods and cash.