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Henderson police detective arrested

Posted October 12, 2010

— A Henderson police detective faces charges of larceny.

Henderson police and members of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation arrested Detective Sgt. Kendall Riddick, 35, on Tuesday.

Police said Riddick’s arrest stemmed from a local business owner’s report of an incident on Oct. 5. Police did not elaborate on the business owner’s report.

Riddick is charged with one count of felony larceny and three counts of misdemeanor larceny. He was being held under a $10,000 bond in the Henderson jail.

Riddick, who has been an employee of the Henderson Police Department since 2002, has been placed on unpaid administrative suspension pending the outcome of an internal departmental investigation.


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  • Superluminal Oct 14, 2010

    My post was not allowed simply because I stated my opinion that a certain challenger person should be elected sheriff.
    Free speech use to exist. Perhaps the media is corrupt also.

  • Superluminal Oct 14, 2010

    Well , Here's the truth, Actually the article didn't say very much. Now, think about it did it really?

    Kind of gives the impression that the lame stream media has a few crooks of its own.

    One commenter stated, That they actually know this officer and the actual facts of the case but, they shared no details here.
    They did say It's ashamed he was caught and will now have to pay the consequences.
    I've lived in Henderson most of my 60 years. We Have some good officers here too. My opinion, Elect Mr. Pulley for Sheriff of Vance Co., and things will certainly get a lot better here at home. not the home in Henderson a site that I've been banned from for 2 years now.
    One month before Obama.
    IMHO the real corruption in my home town exist in the local blogs owners pocket.
    Eric Wilkins, proud to be born and live here.
    But, I gotta Go., I've gone to the mountain. Goodbye.

  • crustyhalo Oct 13, 2010

    psst....Not only is he a police officer is is also a "preacher" imagine that.... either way..if guilty..do your time.It makes all aspects of law enforcement look bad, and too the good, deserving, respectable cops out there..keep up the good work and thank you for putting your life on the line everyday for the citizens of your communities.

  • nmyheart27 Oct 13, 2010

    I have no problem with my thought process, and FACT is this man was thrown in jail under $10,000 bond. So what is your point?

  • mdhargrove Oct 13, 2010

    To nmyheart27, have you lost your mind who in the world would be jealous of someome who may have committed a crime. No he has not been found quilty yet. But just the thought of a man who is suppose to uphold the LAW is accused of breaking the law. Don't try to sugar coat this. What if this man had been a civilian an accused of the same crime. What do you think they would have done to him. He would have been thrown in jail so fast it would make your head swim. Think

  • mdhargrove Oct 13, 2010

    Lets face the real music. We have so many corrupt police officers in Henderson it's a shame. Some get caught and some do. Truly I am afraid to call the police. Some of the police officers and the sheriff deputies likes to harrass people for no reason at all. Some can be very negative. My motto is when you mistreat people it will come back to you, maybe not the way you issued out, but in a different way. I am not judging him,but if he committed the crime he should be punished just like anyone else who break the LAW If this man didn' commit the crime then God will step in and FIX the situation.

  • hpr641 Oct 13, 2010

    I read the headline, and hoped that who he had arrested had been omitted. Sadly, it meant exactly what it indicated - he was the one arrested.

    With high unemployment, a low average income (by regional comparison), and a high crime rate (again, by regional comparison), the people of Henderson/Vance Co. need and deserve better than this.

  • Sherlock Oct 13, 2010

    I'll go with what Lumberton LEO had to say. The old saying" One Bad Apple" yes this does effect all officers. But he has not been found guility yet,but still to just be accused is not the best thing in the world.

  • nmyheart27 Oct 13, 2010

    I am not judging at all, What i am saying to you and others,
    is not one person on this earth is perfect. You chose your career path as he chose his. He may or may not have followed the rules and therefore he will be punished for it. The community is devastated yet, why put your faith in Man. The difference between you and this guy is that you put on a different uniform or work attire and i am sure you strive to follow all the rules and not make any mistakes but ultimately as we all do, things happen. Mistakes are made, bad decisions are made. We at times are just caught up in a bad situation. It would be nice to see the police report on this one. He has lost face and respect because of this, yet is he guilty? We shall soon find out. Then what shall we do? write more negative comments or be thankful that it is not you and that GOD will direct him in the way in which he would want him to go. Not to mention direct others in the way that is right.

  • Journey985 Oct 13, 2010

    nmyheart -"Have you never lied,stole something, not worn your seat belt, went over the speed limit, cosumed alcohol under age, Skipped school, did not do your homework. these are extreme to things that seem like nothing" Yes nmyheart, but I have also not put on the uniform, worn the badge or SWORN to uphold the laws of this stae...These men have...and THAT is a huge difference. So for you to continue to give the LEO's blind faith and not see the wrong in this officers actions continues to prove my point, then you attack another LEO for having the courage to say enough is enough! Look who is judging now!