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What is the status of the case involving the Southport police officer indicted in July 2010?

Brian Freskos
StarNews

David Benjamin Rivenbark is tentatively scheduled to appear in Brunswick County Superior Court on Dec. 13, 2010, according to the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office.

On July 19, 2010, Rivenbark, a former Southport police officer, was indicted by a Brunswick County grand jury on charges of common law obstruction of justice, misdemeanor larceny, altering, destroying or stealing criminal evidence, and embezzlement by a local officer. The grand jury found enough evidence to charge Rivenbark with stealing $240 that was evidence in a criminal investigation.

Rivenbark, then 25, resigned from the Southport Police Department on June 14, 2010, amid allegations that he stole money during a drug search. The criminal allegations against him led prosecutors to throw out 14 driving while impaired cases because he was the arresting officer.

Related links:

Former Southport officer indicted on larceny, obstruction charges

DWI cases thrown out as result of allegations officer stole evidence

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