Maynor still free


First Posted: 1/15/2009

LUMBERTON — Former Robeson County sheriff Glenn Maynor, who had been expected to report to federal prison on Friday, is still a free man, awaiting an order telling him where to report to prison.
Maynor, who has not spoken with the press since he was sentenced to six years in prison for his role in Operation Tarnished Badge, could not be reached for comment. The phone at his Lumberton home rang busy on Friday and Saturday.
U.S. District Court Judge Terrence Boyle in June sentenced Maynor to five years in prison for having deputies who were on the county clock do yard work at his home and to campaign for him. Maynor also received a year in prison for lying to a grand jury about his knowledge concerning deputies who were pirating satellite signals.
At the time of his sentencing in June, Maynor was told he would have to report to prison by 2 p.m. on Aug. 1. The court had recommended that Maynor report to a federal prison in Bennettsville, S.C. It also recommended that Maynor receive treatment for a heart condition that he cited as his reason for retiring in December 2005.
A spokesman with the Federal Bureau of Prisons told the Fayetteville Observer on Friday that Maynor was not in custody. It was unclear when he would report to federal prison.
Maynor has filed an appeal of his sentence with the Fourth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals.
Maynor, who was elected sheriff three times, twice with about two-thirds of the vote, is among about two dozen former lawmen at the Sheriff’s Office who has pled guilty to charges that resulted from the Tarnished Badge investigation. The guilty pleas ranged from satellite piracy to kidnapping to money laundering to stealing federal money. Sentences ranged from a few months up to 34 years.
One deputy, Waldo “Pat” Stallings Jr., is scheduled to be sentenced next month. He pled guilty to making a false statement to a government agency.

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