Winterville Police Lieutenant Arrested Has Resigned

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.



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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.


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  • by It's Life Location: Winterville on Oct 11, 2011 at 10:25 PM
    I am glad charges were dropped. I am sure they were false, b/c she did the same thing to her first husband, except worse. Did any of you see this so called wonderful wife in the paper? She was arrested this past weekend herself, check it out, along with her new felony boyfriend. Not the first time either, the assualt on a Greenv. Officer last year, where have you all been. She is not a good person at all.
  • by A Friend Location: Greenville on Sep 30, 2011 at 12:53 PM
    Results from court today, ALL CHARGES DISMISSED.... Booyah!
  • by Lots of Experts on Sep 18, 2011 at 06:08 PM
    If all of you people know about how conniving this woman is, why is it that this police lt. didn't? Ever noticed how the ones who date these type girls & the worst bar fly's are popo? I feel so sorry for him for not being able to see what was happening.
  • by Anonymous Location: Edenton, NC on Sep 16, 2011 at 09:57 PM
    Insensitive? Haha...I suppose it all depends on one's definition of the word. This is a blatant abuse of the 50-B laws, period. Domestic violence HORROR situation? Are you frickin serious?! You've obviously never seen a domestic violence HORROR situation! This is a disgrace to our judicial system and a complete waste of the court's time. It's no secret that a DVPO will ruin a police officer's career. It's no secret that a DVPO will prevent a person from carrying a weapon and prevent an officer from carrying out his/her duties. It's no secret how easy it is to obtain a DVPO. And it's no secret that the 50-B laws are abused every single day to destroy men. And it's no secret that the abuse of these laws makes it all the more difficult to identify and prosecute legitimate DV allegations. I'm not insensitive...just a little smarter than the average bear.
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      by Petey Pirate on Sep 18, 2011 at 05:56 PM in reply to
      Don't hear any of you smart bears complaining about a DVPO when you're coming to arrest anybody else. Business as usual. Well guess what, people are not foolish enough to think that it cant happen on both sides. What you got to say to that moron? You better call Boo Boo or Ranger Smith cause' aint nobody listening to your nonsense.
  • by It Can't End Here on Sep 15, 2011 at 05:50 PM
    Speak publicly about this degenerates superior & get him to tighten his act up as well. You get the truth out there to the voters & you'll see a difference. does the chief know about the behavior of his employees? Should he? Is integrity in the law enforcement community something they earn or just entitled to?
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      by wow on Sep 15, 2011 at 06:32 PM in reply to It Can't End Here
      so he not only has to supervise them at work but now you're saying he must supervise them during their private lives as well. i thought that's what each person did when they hit the clock and went home. i would hate to think that i had to take responsibility for my employees actions while away from work. a supervisor can only micromanage to a certain point, when does it become the responsibility of that employee?
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        by To Wow on Sep 17, 2011 at 04:09 AM in reply to wow
        It's called taking out the trash. 1st thing any legitimate leader does when he takes over, & continues to do it while he's at the helm, if he's any kind of business man or superior.
  • by Kristy Location: Edenton, NC on Sep 15, 2011 at 06:02 AM
    Mike...I agree with you in your response to LEO wife. I know of a great many instances when individuals being arrested on a DV warrant were not held for 48 hours. The reality of it is that the public is misinformed on what that 48 hour hold means. It is NOT a mandatory 48 hours...it's a mandatory 48 hours OR UNTIL THEY CAN SEE A JUDGE!! Eric apparently saw a judicial official within that 48 hour period and was released on an unsecured bond. Ya know, I just have to say this, if Eric were the only officer on duty and someone was breaking into some of these people's houses or raping their wives, they'd be screaming for Eric to help them!! Only when the public NEEDS you as a police officer, do they commend you or cry for your help. Any other time they're thowing jabs or digging into their lives. The badge is a nice shiny thing for a scorned individual to go after, and that is all that is happening here. Every police officer knows what I'm saying... My prayers are with Eric, his family and his department. This is a cluster, if I may say so myself!!
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      by Petey Pirate on Sep 15, 2011 at 06:17 PM in reply to Kristy
      Oh here we go again. I think you'd be real suprised at how little the misinformed public would need you technical college rednecks around if the system didnt try to incriminate the citizens for handling their business. You're part of the problem.
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        by to petey pirate on Sep 15, 2011 at 06:40 PM in reply to Petey Pirate
        you're a sad, sad person to keep raging on and on the way you do.
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          by Petey Pirate on Sep 18, 2011 at 05:58 PM in reply to to petey pirate
          You're ugly! I'm not. So there you go!
  • by Kristy Location: Edenton, NC on Sep 15, 2011 at 05:49 AM
    Are you serious??!! This is seriously newsworthy?! Does the media ever report things in a manner in which they wouldn't be construed incorrectly? Matter of fact, does WITN ever FINISH A STORY once they've created loads of controversy and gotten the public at each others' throats? How about the felony animal cruelty case in Corapeake where Professional Laboratory and Research Services was shut down after a 9 month undercover investigation into the abuse, neglect and cruelty of over 200 animals for the past 24 years? How about that? How many times do I seriously need to contact WITN for them to FINISH covering the story?! Now THAT is newsworthy!! THAT is precident setting! This is BS!! Eric is a career police officer! I am a former officer myself and I know Eric personally. I worked with him, he's had my back, I've had his, he's had the backs of many....including these citizens who are persecuting him now! What if YOU were arrested? You'd be squawling "I'm innocent until proven guilty!" Come on people! Are you so ignorant to the fact that the badge is just an easy target? Especially to a scorned wife who's been CAUGHT being a bad girl?! Wise up...this is a witch hunt if I ever did see one! Eric is, was and always will be a fine officer and a true friend!
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      by Petey Pirate on Sep 15, 2011 at 05:37 PM in reply to Kristy
      Kristy! How can you be so insensitive to say these things about a woman in a domestic violence horror situation? It's disgusting & it infuriates me. It only validates what these persecuting witch hunt citizens already know, that these brain washed legalized thug group known as LEO's are lawbreakers & expect to get away with crime because they wear that nice shiny thing. Well people are fed up with your ways & we will fix it, One bozo like this at a time!
  • by Petey Pirate on Sep 15, 2011 at 03:15 AM
    I;m sure you have all been waiting for my response. I want to commend you all for having the courage to speak up. This would otherwise have been swept under the rug if not for citizens like you voicing your displeasure over this matter. You made a difference & justice prevailed! Great job.
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      by Stephanie on Sep 15, 2011 at 05:39 PM in reply to Petey Pirate
      Love it! Keep after em' Petey, Dig it!
  • by Stephanie Brothers Location: Winterville on Sep 14, 2011 at 07:20 PM
    #224 is awesome!
  • by @ Laura on Sep 14, 2011 at 06:47 PM
    While everyones telling the truth here. A lot of people would like to know exactly when you got engaged and how he asked you. Nobody knew he had a fiance until he was no longer with us.... Not sure how people live with all the lies in all the situations involved in this!
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      by yea on Sep 14, 2011 at 07:59 PM in reply to @ Laura
      many of us want to know laura, always in for the money and glory so please do tell
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      by Anonymous on Sep 14, 2011 at 11:10 PM in reply to @ Laura
      there is a special place for you.
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        by Anonymous2 on Sep 15, 2011 at 06:43 PM in reply to
        Is there a special place for you?
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      by what? on Sep 15, 2011 at 06:34 PM in reply to @ Laura
      who's engaged? eric? to who? did i miss something?
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