A state trooper in Kinston has been fired, but state officials won't say much more than that.
Trooper Ronald Ezell was a pilot with the aviation unit based in Kinston.
Captain Everett Clendenin says because of state personnel laws he cannot disclose the reason.
Ezell has been with the Highway Patrol since November 1989, and before that was a police officer in Duplin County. The trooper had been stationed in Kinston for the past ten years.