Deputy On Leave After Civil Complaint

A Martin County deputy sheriff has been placed on administrative leave with pay after a civil domestic violence complaint was filed against her.

Deputy Christina Knox has not been charged with any crime. But police say her son, estranged husband and current boyfriend are facing charges in a different matter.

Lt. Drew Robinson says Knox, a 14-year veteran of the department, was placed on leave given all the circumstances of what happened.

Lt. Robinson tells WITN Christina Knox and her boyfriend, Jeffrey Davis, went to meet her husband to drop off her daughter on Sunday in Williamston.

Lt. Robinson says the husband, Timothy Knox Sr., and Davis had an argument. Timothy Knox Sr. is accused of threatening Davis.

According to Lt. Robinson, that's when Timothy Knox Jr., who had been sitting in his father's car, got out of the car and started to assault Davis.

Lt. Robinson says Davis rolled up his window on Timothy Knox Jr.'s arm and pulled forward, then stopped and allowed him to get free.

Davis called 911 and filed a report against Timothy Knox Sr. for communicating threats and filed a report of assault and battery against Timothy Knox Jr.

After being served Monday, Lt. Robinson says the father and son then went to the clerk's office and filed the civil complaint against Christina Knox, along with assault with a deadly weapon and trespassing charges against Davis.

Lt. Robinson says the domestic violence complaint against the deputy was not connected to Sunday's situation, but was for a prior alleged incident as was the trespassing charge against Davis.


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  • by candik Location: bear grass nc on Apr 22, 2011 at 11:51 AM
    please people!!! no family is perfect and from what i know of sissy she is a sweetheart. her son and husband are upset but there is something that everyone needs to keep in mind.. before you worry about the skeletons someone has in their closet perhaps you should be more concerned with the graveyard in your own closet. everyone makes mistakes and has things in life they regret get over it and move on this is a family matter
  • by The truth in NC Location: NC on Mar 15, 2011 at 05:31 AM
    the truth Va, don't you have any news in Va you should be keeping up with? What's up with that? You sound like a busy body and in need of a job. Try looking in VA and stay out of NC's business!!!!
  • by the truth Location: VA on Mar 14, 2011 at 08:35 PM
    Everyone keeps saying this is private make sure when she is on her death bed behind one of these three people you remember you were the ones saying keep it private. I feel that when you uphold a position such as a police officer you are held accountable for all actions. When Clinton got him some head it made public so dont you think that was suppose to be private to. So dont go around saying things like this should have been private. If you havent know by now anything done in martin county with all these snitches everything is soon to come out. The public has the right to know who is protecting and serving them
  • by Anonymous on Mar 14, 2011 at 05:43 AM
    I think it is a sad day when leo's can't have private family matters be private. Why does have everything have to make WITN 7. If this were anyone else it would not even be thought about. I don't know this deputy but I can more than understand what she is going through. You just have to rise above the ashes girl!! Keep your head up and know you are supported.
  • by The Real Issue Location: Farm Life, NC on Mar 12, 2011 at 07:04 AM
    First of all people should remember that there are children involved by this issue and they read the comments posted on this site. Adults should refrain from talking ugly to or about children and their parents as this could be even more devastating than the present issue. Sadly enough the public does not know the entire story therefore should once again refrain from giving orders about something they know nothing about. The most important thing at hand is that children are involved and need responsible parents to raise them. All people make mistakes but the underlying responsibility is on that of the adults! How can we raise boys and girls into responsible, respectful men and women if we can't act like one ourselves? I pray that all involved will reach a decision and implement a plan that promotes positive parenting, better coping skills, refrain from public involvement concerning personal love interests, and learn to leave children out of adult situations. Please pray for all.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 11, 2011 at 06:38 PM
    First time seeing this officer was at Jamesville Elementary School. In person her hair looks much better. Pictures tend to make you look different, believe me I know. Anyway from what I can tell from this story she is innocent. Can't help what your child does.
  • by Anon on Mar 11, 2011 at 10:15 AM
    I have a problem with any kid that thinks he should punch his mothers choice of friends in the nose.
  • by MSA Location: gville on Mar 11, 2011 at 06:53 AM
    Sissy , is a nice lady nd has done a good job at our school kids behalf. Timmy and sons brood anger because of losing. Get on with your life. Sheriff Gibbs needs to put her back on her job so she can help others, THAT WANT HER HELP
  • by ace Location: j ville on Mar 11, 2011 at 05:22 AM
    Guilty by association! Officer needs backup, Officer needs backup immediatley---by their Sheriff!!!!!!!! Who would want to work for someone thats thinks more of what people think about them than their employees! Maybe she can enjoy her time off away from work.
  • by Not Your Teacher Location: Martin County on Mar 10, 2011 at 07:56 PM
    Jamesville @ 9:57 PM, where did you go to school? Are you a Bubba or Bubbette? "Him being interviewed," may be cause for you to check your grammar book to find your own mistake! I think one should be careful as to what they are saying about someone else when they can't even get their own house in order! Until you become perfect in the use of grammar, I wouldn't worry about Sheriff Gibbs or anyone else!
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