Charges Dropped Against Former Martin County Deputy

Charges were dropped today against a deputy sheriff who was arrested on charges he assaulted his girlfriend in Greenville earlier this month.

WITN News has also learned that Deputy Christopher Johnson is no longer with the Martin County Sheriff's Office.

Martin County Manager Russell Overman says Johnson resigned as a deputy on February 15th.

Johnson was accused of punching his girlfriend in the mouth, knocking her two front teeth loose. He was hired as a deputy in May 2010 and before that was a police officer trainee in Greenville for three months prior to that.

The former deputy was placed on administrative leave with pay right after his arrest.


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  • by c-had Location: police state nc on Feb 26, 2011 at 12:43 PM
    I wonder if he threatened her into it.She could die in the future.WHAT A JOKE THE SYSTEM IS
  • by Neo Location: Reality on Feb 23, 2011 at 09:54 PM
    "don't jump to conclusions", how about you follow your own advice! It DOES NOT just mean that the charging party does not wish to go through with the ordeal of going to court. It could very well mean that the accused is INNOCENT! How can someone expect to be taken seriously when they don't even attempt to bury their hypocrisy somewhere in a 1000 character post, but just follow their assertion of mulitple possibilities with a arrogant presumption in the same sentence? Go to bed!
  • by fact-leo Location: greenville on Feb 23, 2011 at 07:19 PM
    Fact: the accuser was not the complainant....the officer was. In this particular case, the accuser could not even attempt to drop any charges because she was not the complainant. The accusers opinion on whether or not prosecution should be sought is not up to the accuser.
  • by dont jump to conclusions on Feb 23, 2011 at 06:37 PM
    dropped charges do not equal innocence, it just means that the charging party does not wish to go through with the ordeal of going to court, possibly because there can be more expensive countersuits and charges to the plaintiff.
  • by Sam Location: Windsor on Feb 23, 2011 at 06:22 PM
    I don't think Bertie will hire him. If you haven't noticed there is a new Sheriff in town! Keep up the good work John.
  • by Jane Location: Greenville on Feb 23, 2011 at 05:20 PM
    I am very glad to see the truth is setting you free. The media and those not knowing the facts jumped to ruthless accusations. This includes the PD. I hope you get a public apology that you deserve. They failed to investigate the crime. Hopefully, they have learned their lesson. Don't you worry, as a female, I would have a smirk on my face too knowing and appaulded at how the PD handled this matter. They say they are accrediated but they do many shady things. I feel the general public that was just bashing the Police Chief months ago believes he is a Saint now. I have prayed for years the PD would be truly evaulated. They have many issues. I would pay taxes for their ugliness to be sorted out verses paying for a pay study to be conducted. Chris if you read this, you know GPD has done many of their employees wrong. Seek Justice. Continue with law enforcement you are good at it.
  • by Aries Location: enc on Feb 23, 2011 at 04:35 PM
    So since he is a cop he gets a story about charges being dropped? Seems like when you get put into the dollar book, and found not guilty they never put you on witn to say it....smh
  • by Mac on Feb 23, 2011 at 02:08 PM
    PS- He is a good guy
  • by Sceptic Location: Eastern NC on Feb 23, 2011 at 02:02 PM
    When accusations are made women are always right, men are always wrong, because no woman would EVER falsely accusing a man.
  • by concerned Location: Windsor on Feb 23, 2011 at 02:00 PM
    Bertie will hire him!
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