GREENVILLE, NC (AP) — Greenville police have arrested on of their officers after they say he used records to meet and stalk a woman.
The Daily Reflector of Greenville reports the police said 58-year-old officer Carlos E. Melgar of Greenville was arrested at the Pitt County Magistrate’s office on the misdemeanor charge.
According to a statement from police, Melgar misused police records and database information to identify and meet a woman. Authorities say he subsequently stalked that woman, causing her fear and emotional distress.
Melgar, who worked for the department for four years, was arrested Tuesday afternoon and given a $5,000 unsecured bond. It isn’t known whether he has an attorney.
He’s on administrative leave without pay, and all his police powers have been suspended.
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