A Winterville police officer who was arrested and suspended without pay has now resigned from the police force.
Lt. Eric Stallings, 40, was arrested Sept. 2 and is facing charges for communicating threats.
According to the Daily Reflector, Stallings has resigned from the Winterville Police Department. His next court appearance is Sept. 30.
A Winterville police lieutenant is in jail after authorities say he was arrested for communicating threats.
Lt. Eric Stallings was arrested around 3:15 p.m. this afternoon and booked at the Pitt County jail.
The 40-year-old Stallings is being held without bond and was appearing before a judge about 20 minutes ago.
Winterville Chief Billy Wilkes told WITN News that Stallings turned himself in to Greenville police when he was made aware of the warrant against him. The chief says Stallings has worked for them for the past 9 or 10 years.
When asked, Wilkes would not say whether Stallings' job status had changed because of the arrest, even though that information is public record under North Carolina law.