SBI arrests Vance County deputy on extortion, obstruction of justice charges

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OXFORD, N.C. (WNCN) – A Vance County deputy was arrested Nov. 5 following a months-long investigation by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

In June, District Attorney Mike Waters requested the SBI look into a deputy assigned to the narcotics unit of the Vance County Sheriff’s Office.

Following that investigation, Deputy Mitch Pittman was indicted by a grand jury on obstruction of justice and extortion charges.

He surrendered himself at the Granville County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 5 where SBI agents took him into custody.

He was charged with two counts of obstruction of justice and two counts of extortion. Pittman was issued a $10,000 unsecured bond.

The investigation is ongoing, the SBI said.

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