Cherryville en Former Cherryville Police Chief Charged In Federal Court With Embezzlement <p>Former Cherryville Police Chief Woodrow Paul Burgess, who retired last year, has been charged in federal court with embezzlement, according to court documents filed Monday.</p><p>The United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina says that Burgess, 60, obtained by false pretense more than $11,000 from the city of Cherryville.</p><p>According to court documents, Burgess instructed then Finance Director Bonny Alexander to make several checks payable to the Great Outdoors so that Burgess could purchase firearms for his personal use.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:18:39 +0000 Joe DePriest/Charlotte Observer 30011 at Gaston DA To Dismiss Cases Involving Testimony Of Indicted Officers <p>The Gaston County District Attorney says he’ll dismiss all pending cases that hinge on the testimony of four law enforcement officers who were indicted in a federal stolen goods investigation.&nbsp; Locke Bell says his office is reviewing 83 cases to see whether they depend on those officers’ testimonies.&nbsp; Speeding tickets and DWIs would fall into that category.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 20 Oct 2012 02:24:59 +0000 Lisa Miller 14206 at