Former New Bern Mayor Lee Bettis files for old job after serving prison sentence

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) – Former New Bern Mayor Lee Bettis has officially entered the race for mayor, according to the Craven County Board of Elections.

Bettis, who served as mayor from 2009 until 2013, had to step down from the position after being charged with DWI, reckless driving and child abuse in 2013. He later was convicted and served 90 days in jail for the crimes.

Bettis will face current Mayor Dana Outlaw and challenger Ernest Charles Williams in the mayor’s race.

WNCT-TV 9 On Your Side provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s