Former Caldwell sheriff's deputy Jack Day won't be charged

Jul. 24, 2013 @ 08:46 AM

There is insufficient evidence to file criminal charges against former Caldwell County Sheriff's Deputy John "Jack" Day Jr., the district attorney's office announced Tuesday.

The office released a letter from District Attorney James C. Gaither to SBI Special Agent C.A. Morris informing him of the decision. The SBI turned its completed file over to the DA's office on June 14.

Day, who had been a full-time deputy since June 15, 2005, and most recently worked with house-arrest detainees, was suspended for three days beginning Feb. 5 following allegations of misconduct. He resigned March 19. Sheriff's office officials have not discussed what the allegations involved.

The State Bureau of Investigation in March launched its investigation into Day after the sheriff's office concluded its own internal investigation and called the SBI.

Gaither declined to comment on his decision.

Sheriff Alan Jones could not be reached for comment for this story. In an interview in March, Jones said, “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.”

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