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William Spivey biography: 13 things about ex-police chief of Chadbourn, North Carolina


William Anthony Spivey is a resident of Fair Bluff, Columbus County, North Carolina, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:


  1. In 2017, he allegedly fraudulently obtained a prescription of oxycodone by withholding information from a medical physician he had previously had a prescription filled by another practitioner.
  2. In April 2018, he became the interim chief of the Chadbourn Police Department in Chadbourn, Columbus County. In July 2018, he was named permanent chief.
  3. Between August 18, 2018 and March 4, 2021, he allegedly repeatedly raided the Chadbourn Police Department’s evidence room and stole various narcotics, firearms and thousands of dollars in cash. After a misconduct investigation by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations, he was relieved of duty. After his termination from the police force, he started working as a mechanic in an auto repair shop in Tabor City, Columbus County.
  4. On May 4, 2020, he allegedly provided a false police report to a family nurse practitioner. He was accused of obtaining a new 75-count prescription of oxycodone after claiming that a 90-count oxycodone prescription that he filled on April 31, 2020 had been stolen.
  5. On April 19, 2021, he was arrested and charged with 31 felony counts of altering, stealing or destroying evidence, 31 felony counts of embezzlement by public official, four felony counts of trafficking opiates by possession, four felony counts of trafficking opiates or opioids by transportation, two counts of obtaining controlled substance by prescription misrepresentation and one count of obtaining controlled substance by fraud.
  6. In June 2021, he was charged with embezzling $8,000 meant for a family who lost a son to leukemia. He was incarcerated from June 2021 to July 2021.
  7. In August 2021, he posted $500,000 bond and was released from jail.
  8. In January 2022, he was arrested for allegedly stealing catalytic converters from the auto repair shop in Tabor City where he worked. He was released and due back in court in February 2022 but failed to appear, claiming that he tested positive for the new coronavirus (COVID-19). The hearing was rescheduled for February 21, 2022.
  9. Columbus County district attorney Jon David lobbied to have his bond increased or revoked on February 4, 2022 and noted that he poses a threat to the community.
  10. On February 20, 2022, he called his aunt Brenda Rowele and told her she was having marital problems and was suicidal so she told him he could stay with her in Loris, Horry County, South Carolina, USA for a couple of nights, according to her. She told WECT, “I was told different stories but I do know and I will state to the fact that he is not no drug addict like they say he is. Columbus County cops is doing him wrong.”
  11. On February 21, 2022, he failed to appear in court as scheduled. His attorney told a judge that he was missing and may have committed suicide after he failed to return from a fishing trip on the Lumber River near Fair Bluff.
  12. After a tip on the evening of February 23, 2022, Horry County Police Department officers located him at Rowele’s residence at an apartment complex in Loris but he fled. At around 12:45 a.m. on February 24, 2022, he was found submerged in a creek behind the building and was arrested without incident. He was booked into the J. Reuben Detention Center in Conway, Horry County to await extradition back to North Carolina.  
  13. He was 36 years old when he was arrested on February 24, 2022.

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