SBI investigates former sergeant

Interactions with those under house arrest questioned
Apr. 06, 2013 @ 07:26 AM

The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the circumstances that led to the resignation of former Caldwell County Sheriff’s Sgt. John “Jack” Day Jr.

Sheriff Alan Jones on Friday said his department had called the SBI after conducting its own internal investigation. Day resigned March 19 after allegations of misconduct. Day had been a full-time deputy since June 15, 2005. He was suspended for three days beginning Feb. 5, according to personnel records.

“We’re doing everything we can to make sure we covered all our bases in our investigation, and the SBI is making sure we’ve done everything we can,” Jones said on Friday by phone.

Libby Jones of Lenoir told the News-Topic she spoke with a female jail inmate who told her that she and others had been interviewed by the SBI about their interactions with Day while they were under house arrest. Day worked in the Detention Division and monitored people who were under house arrest.

Day is at least the seventh sheriff’s office employee to leave the sheriff’s office in the face of misconduct allegations.