Judge cuts sheriff's prison sentence

May 6, 2009 6:37:37 AM PDT
A federal judge reduced the sentence of a Lumberton sheriff who admitted lying about corruption in his department.According to a local newspaper, U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle cut Robeson County Sheriff Glenn Maynor's 72-month sentence to 24 months Tuesday at a hearing in Raleigh.

In February, an appeals court ruled that the judge made a mistake when he sentenced Maynor to six years in prison in 2008. The court said Judge Boyle made a significant error by not adequately explaining the sentence.

Federal sentencing guidelines for Maynor's offense call for imprisonment of 18 months to two years.