Thursday, June 05, 2008

Deputies Accused of Misconduct

Greensboro, NC

Two Forsyth County sheriff's deputies recently accused of misconduct in separate incidents are no longer with the sheriff's office, a spokesman said yesterday.

Officer Tyrone Davis, 28, is under investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation after being accused of sexual misconduct at the jail, where he was a detention officer, the sheriff's office confirmed.

He stopped working at the sheriff's office on May 23, but Maj. Brad Stanley, a spokesman for the sheriff's office, would not say whether Davis was fired or resigned. Davis had been suspended with pay since April 30, the day after the allegation against him was made. The sheriff's office turned the case over to the SBI.

Davis had been a detention officer since 2004.

Also, Officer Roosevelt Mason Kellum, 40, was no longer with the sheriff's office as of Tuesday, Stanley said. He also would not say whether Kellum was fired.

Kellum is accused of putting his wife in a headlock and punching her repeatedly on May 26. He faces one count of assault on a female. Kellum was a deputy from 1995 to 2005, then he left the sheriff's office to work in the private sector. He returned to the sheriff's office last July and was a courtroom bailiff.