On Friday afternoon, Jan. 24, a search warrant issued by Superior Court Judge Bradley B. Letts for the Macon County Board of Elections became available to the public. The search warrant, which cites Assistant Special Agent in Charge T.D. Ammons of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation as the applicant on the warrant, states that there is “probable cause to believe that the Office of the Macon County Board of Elections has been used to commit the offense of embezzlement.”
The search warrant states that on Friday, Jan. 17, both Macon County Sheriff Robbie Holland and District Attorney Mike Bonfoey requested the SBI’s assistance regarding possible financial crimes at the board of elections office. Ammons was assigned to the investigation.