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Former Franklin County deputy charged with assault

Posted June 16

— Former Franklin County Deputy David Warren Jacobs was arrested on assault charges Friday by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office Patrol Unit.

He is charged with felony assault serious bodily injury, misdemeanor injury to personal property and misdemeanor communicating threats.

Jacobs worked with the Sheriff's Office from July 7, 2015 to March 10, 2017.

He is being held in the Franklin County Detention Center with no bond.


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  • Jeff Freuler Jun 17, 5:37 p.m.
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    What does him being a former deputy have to do with anything but sensationalizing a story headline. WRAL is true to its history

  • Linda Tally Jun 16, 10:43 p.m.
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    Good lord, where's the rest of this story? Assault on whom? When?