Case Against Former Police Lieutenant Dropped

Charges against a former Winterville police lieutenant have been dropped in Pitt County.

Eric Stallings was arrested September 2nd by Greenville police on a charge of communicating threats.

The 40-year-old Stalling resigned from the police department shortly after his arrest. He had been with Winterville for "nine or ten years" according to the police chief.

The Clerk of Court's Office says the charge was dismissed when Stallings appeared in court last week.


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  • by son on Oct 5, 2011 at 09:43 AM
    i don't like when people talk bad about cops and say stuff like "cops mess up people's lives" when the truth is people mess up their own life, cops just have to clean up after people, don't hate the cop hate the criminal
  • by son on Oct 5, 2011 at 09:11 AM
    i am very greatful for GPD and all that they have done, but most of all i would like to thank my dad for his 16 years of service that he has put in at GPD
  • by DET Location: RR on Oct 4, 2011 at 06:18 PM
    To the truth person, if Stallings was guilty of wrong doings, trust me the charges would never been dropped. Its clear you dont know understand how the city managers operate. Even if you did nothing wrong they would still give you a chance to resigned or fire you to protect the reputation of the city.
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      by what on Oct 5, 2011 at 03:57 AM in reply to DET
      case was dismiss cause of her, see all the time, victim doesnt want to take the stand, BA
  • by Wake up!! on Oct 4, 2011 at 03:33 PM
    I will be surprise if WITN post this. I hope you all still think so highly of the great LT. Stallings when the rest of the story comes out about him. To Laura WITN post what they want to post. Wonder why you never heard anything about the Greenville Officer being cleared as well by WITN. Because to tell you that would have to mean that the Winterville Officer was wrong and they don’t want him looking bad. And the Great DA (yeah right) won’t do his job. And to Citizen at 9:30 wake up and know what you are talking about before you speak. People like you lying are why this world is in the place that it is. If you can’t speak facts then you need to hush your mouth.
  • by me Location: greene co on Oct 4, 2011 at 10:36 AM
    There is a whole lot more to this story than you could imagine...
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      by DUH on Oct 4, 2011 at 07:29 PM in reply to me
      Yep...got popcorn?
  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on Oct 4, 2011 at 09:25 AM
    Wow. You people have no idea what in the world you are talking about. Go ahead and look ignorant.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 4, 2011 at 08:41 AM
    MJ, you have no idea what even happened....congrats Eric
  • by truth on Oct 4, 2011 at 08:28 AM
    i hope he never gets his job back. corrupt cops are scarier than any "thug" u will see on the street. He resigned for a reason! He knew he was guilty! Predictable outcome on the charges.
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      by Crystal on Oct 4, 2011 at 09:33 AM in reply to truth
      make sure you call a thug if someone breaks in your house, robs you, or hurts you or a family member!
  • by Laura on Oct 4, 2011 at 08:04 AM
    So glad witn posted this. People's names get dragged through the mud all the time who are innocent and all we hear are the so called allegations and never hear when things get dropped. Kudos to witn for finally posting something good! And of course, very happy for you Eric! Now you can move forward with your new and improved life
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      by Crystal on Oct 4, 2011 at 09:35 AM in reply to Laura
      Good names getting drug through the mud because of jealous spiteful people happens more than you know. Too bad a pending lawsuit prohibits me from calling a dirty cop out right now.
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      by whatever on Oct 4, 2011 at 07:56 PM in reply to Laura
      yeah, living off his best friends parents improved life? at least he will not hav a bade to wear. Eric just stay home with your poppy sleep in his bed and stay out of everybody lives, and laura you can go right with him
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      by hello on Oct 5, 2011 at 02:07 PM in reply to Laura
      Laura move on. You put your name and face anywhere you think you can get attention. Just like your engagment to someone was announced after they were gone.
  • by MJ Location: Greenville on Oct 4, 2011 at 08:00 AM
    It is so sad that in these times we see the police as the bad guys again and not the good guys. There is way too much bad going on with some officers these days. While I know the job is a stressful one, perhaps it is time to do more complete personality testing and make sure that the person being hired as a police officer can handle extreme situations. My hat is off to those officers who do their job with dignity and remember to treat everyone else the same even if they are the scum of the earth. Kudos to the good guys!!
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      by Jenks23 on Oct 5, 2011 at 07:26 AM in reply to MJ
      You seem to be implying that he does not fit in the good guys category. Do you have any proof of this? Or are you just speculating b/c he was charged? We all "know" no one is ever falsely accused of or falsely charged with a crime... I do not know the man at all, but the DA decided to drop these charges & the Judge had to agree with that, so obviously he does not fit in the bad guy category for this particular icident!
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