C.E. Earnhardt was Chief of Police in Mooresville from 1928-1933. Earnhardt had been a “plain clothes man of Charlotte” but had been a resident of Mooresville for several years. He was unanimously elected to chief of police effective May 1, 1928. He succeeded Poston Honeycutt who was temporarily employed as chief at the untimely death of the late Otis L. Woodside. Earnhardt’s salary was $150 per month “without fees.” He was given the privilege to hire his own men with the approval of the town board.