Assistant school superintendent facing charges in Greenville

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - An assistant superintendent for an Eastern Carolina school system has a court date in two weeks on charges that he was intoxicated and disruptive.

Leondus Farrow, Jr., who is assistant superintendent of student placement and intervention for Nash/Rocky Mount Schools, was arrested last month by Greenville police.

In addition to being charged with being intoxicated and disruptive, the educator is also facing a charge of possessing an open container of alcoholic beverage in the passenger area of a motor vehicle.

An arrest warrant says it happened on Memorial Drive on May 13th. It says Farrow, who gave a Winterville address, was disruptive and cursed and shouted at the officer. "Get the (expletive) out of here" towards the officer, the warrant said.

The school system says Farrow self-reported the arrest immediately, according to Superintendent Dr. Shelton Jefferies. "We respect Mr. Farrow's right to privacy; as well as his right to vigorously dispute aspects of this case," said Jefferies in a statement to WITN.

Farrow had been principal at Rocky Mount High School until his appointment last June to the assistant superintendent position.

The 46-year-old has a June 28th court date in Pitt County.