SBI investigating altercation between deputy and driver in Pamlico County

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BAYBORO, N.C. (WNCT) – The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office calls in the State Bureau of Investigations after an altercation between a deputy and driver surfaces on social media.

The Sheriff’s Office says it happened just after 8:15p.m. on Aug. 31st.  Sheriff Chris Davis says during the incident a deputy tried to perform a traffic stop on NC Highway 304 when a physical altercation occurred. Davis says during the altercation, the deputy did use force to arrest the driver.

Sheriff Davis says he contacted the District Attorney’s Office after receiving conflicting information from witnesses and cell phone video from social media.

Davis says his office is cooperating fully with the SBI’s investigation.

Davis says no further information regarding this incident will be released until the investigation is complete.

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