GOLDSBORO N.C. – After video surfaced of a physical altercation between a Wayne County Sheriff’s deputy and a young woman at the Wayne County fair, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office has issued a statement.
- The incident occurred on Saturday, October 5 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds.
- The young woman was being escorted from the fairgrounds by a deputy and was charged after refusing the leave the premises.
- A complaint was filed and is being reviewed by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Professional Standards Division.
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Wayne County Sheriff's Office has issued the following statement Monday:
“On Saturday evening, October 5th, 2019, an altercation occurred between a Wayne County Sheriff’s deputy and a suspect. The suspect was being escorted from the Wayne County Fair after the suspect had caused problems with other fair patrons.
As the deputy and the suspect approached the exit gate, the suspect snatched away from the deputy, cursed at the deputy and began to struggle, resist and fight the deputy. The deputy along with two other deputies in the area gained control of the suspect. The suspect was charged after refusing to leave the premises.
The altercation was recorded by a person near the exit gate and a complaint concerning the incident has been filed. The complaint is being reviewed by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Professional Standards division.”
The video captured by a bystander can be viewed below.