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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