According to the Charlotte Observer, Sheriff's Chief Deputy Barry Eugene Taylor, 38, has been charged with felony obstruction of justice.
The alleged incident was investigated by the State Bureau of Investigation, said Gwynn Radeker, senior assistant district attorney for Lincoln and Cleveland counties.
The months-old SBI investigation has become well-known in the community with details covered by newspapers and a controversial blog, called the Lake Norman Bath. The blog has pilloried the sheriff and his office with accusations of impropriety.
Radeker said information from the blog served as tips and was instrumental in the state's investigation and the grand jury indictment.
What do you bet that Chief Monroe's Radar is tingling?