With the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit behind him, District Attorney Jon David speaks to members of the media during a Friday morning press conference regarding the Dessie Road nuisance abatement. Staff photo by Thomas Sherrill ...

District Attorney Jon David is pictured in a May 2022 file photo taken at the Columbus County Sheriff's Office. Staff photo by Thomas Sherrill

In a 3:38 p.m. Tuesday order, Columbus County Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Douglas Sasser found “sufficient cause” to immediately suspend Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene from office.

Sasser ordered that the sheriff vacancy be filled “forthwith as by law provided,” but did not say who would replace Greene in the interim.

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Columbus County Sheriff-Elect Jody Greene