Sheriff’s deputy resigns

John “Jack” Day Jr. investigated for allegations of misconduct
Mar. 26, 2013 @ 08:30 AM

A Caldwell County sheriff's deputy resigned Tuesday after allegations of misconduct were investigated.

Sgt. John “Jack” Day Jr. served in the department’s Detention Division and worked with people who were under house arrest. The investigation was terminated once he resigned, Capt. B.J. Fore of the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office said.

Day could not be reached Monday for comment. He had been employed full-time as a deputy since June 15, 2005.

Fore would not confirm the nature of the misconduct allegation.

The sheriff’s office said in a press release that there would be no comment on a personnel matter.

Day is at least the seventh sheriff’s office employee to leave the sheriff's office in the face of misconduct allegations. In November, four deputies and two communications employees resigned as a result of an internal investigation.

A Caldwell Superior Court judge presiding over the case of James Crawford, who was charged with shooting two sheriff’s deputies in a raid of his home, declared a mistrial in late November after examining the personnel records of eight former sheriff's office employees, including former Capt. Mike Longo, who was one of the deputies shot in the incident.