Attorney, ex-prosecutor charged with altering court documents
By DEUCE NIVEN
A former prosecutor who has spent more than a decade defending others was arrested Tuesday, charged with committing a crime on behalf of one of those clients, a North Carolina Department of Public Safety news release said.
Randy Lemay Cartrette, 40, who lives in the Roseland Community near Tabor City and practices law in Whiteville, was charged with forging a court document to recall an order for arrest for one of his clients, and misdemeanor counts of common law forgery and obstruction of justice.
Cartrette was booked into the Columbus County Detention Center in Whiteville just after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, and released in less than five minutes after posting a $10,000 bond.
District Attorney Jon David asked the SBI to investigate Cartrette in July, the news release said. Cartrette is accused of altering the court document on July 8.
Additional details on the charges against Cartrette, including the warrant, were not available Tuesday night.
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