Northampton deputy fired after conviction - WNCN: News, Weather

Northampton deputy fired after conviction

Posted: Updated:
JACKSON, N.C. -

A Northampton County sheriff's deputy has been fired after being convicted of assault with a deadly weapon.
    
The Daily Herald of Roanoke Rapids reported that Sheriff Wardie Vincent said Lt. Cory Jackson was let go Monday.
    
The 41-year-old Jackson was convicted by Judge W. Turner Stephenson III of assault with a deadly weapon last week. The conviction stems from a Jan. 15, 2012, shooting where Jackson fired his gun while investigating a suspicious person call.
    
Vincent testified that Jackson's firing of warning shots violated the sheriff's office policy and did not comply with the teaching of the North Carolina Justice Academy.
    
Defense attorney Jamal Summey says Jackson's charges are being appealed to Superior Court and he could not comment on the firing.
 

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Raleigh police investigate fatal shooting in downtown

    Raleigh police investigate fatal shooting in downtown

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:00:14 GMT
    Raleigh Police on the scene of a shooting on West South Street.Raleigh Police on the scene of a shooting on West South Street.
    Raleigh Police are investigating a shooting on West South Street near Dawson Street in downtown Wednesday morning.
    Raleigh Police are investigating a shooting on West South Street near Dawson Street in downtown Wednesday morning.
  • Missing FL teen may be in NC

    Missing FL teen may be in NC

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:22:04 GMT
    Cierra Faye Smith, 14, was reported missing by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. Cierra Faye Smith, 14, was reported missing by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office in Florida.
    The Goldsboro Police Department needs the public's help in locating a missing teen from Florida who may be in Wayne or Harnett County.
    The Goldsboro Police Department needs the public's help in locating a missing teen from Florida who may be in Wayne or Harnett County.
  • Wilson's Mills police find little girl's family

    Wilson's Mills police find little girl's family

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:22:30 GMT
    Wilson's Mills police need help to identify this little girl.Wilson's Mills police need help to identify this little girl.
    A little girl was returned to her family after wandering away from her home in Johnston County Wednesday morning.
    A little girl was returned to her family after wandering away from her home in Johnston County Wednesday morning.
Powered by WorldNow

1205 Front St., Raleigh
N.C., 27609

Telephone: 919.836.1717
Fax: 919.836.1687
Email: newstips@wncn.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.