JACKSONVILLE, N..C. (WNCT) — One of the members of the Onslow County Schools Board of Education, who was placed in jail on a criminal contempt charge, has been released.

Eric Whitfield (Onslow County Sheriff’s Office photo)

The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Cheyenne Pagan that Eric Whitfield was being held at the Onslow County Detention Center as of Wednesday afternoon. Pagan reports he was scheduled to be there for the next two days before he is released on Feb. 11.

Officials confirm he was released from jail Friday afternoon.

He was being held on one count of criminal contempt.