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Johnston County deputy fired after larceny arrest

Posted December 14, 2011

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— The Johnston County Sheriff's Office fired a 12-year veteran of its department Wednesday after he allegedly got caught stealing shoes from a Smithfield store, sheriff's spokeswoman Tammy Amaon said.

Rodney Dale Bentley, 51, was terminated for conduct unbecoming of a police officer. Smithfield police charged him with misdemeanor larceny.

Amaon said Bentley was off-duty when he was arrested at the Rack Room store at Carolina Premium Outlets.

This is the second time this week the sheriff's office has dismissed employees for misconduct. On Tuesday, a jail employee was terminated for conduct unbecoming of a correction officer and lying to investigators during an internal probe into inappropriate texting at the jail.

Four other employees had previously resigned or been fired in connection with the texting investigation.

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  • fayncmike Dec 16, 2011

    "Well there sure are some rotten apples in Johnston County Fayncmike

    Correct. And many more rotten apples in the counties around. Are you sure your taking your medication???
    RM24"

    I don't recall saying that all the rotten apples were in Johnston County. Would you please quote where I said that? Thanks in advance.

  • fayncmike Dec 16, 2011

    "fayncmike- You ready for that crow?
    RM24"

    Well I'm still waiting for an epiphany. Has the "gentleman" been proven blameless yet? Speaking of birds, if it quacks like a duck, has webbed feet like a duck and swims like a duck, it's a DUCK. Once again, reality!

  • fayncmike Dec 16, 2011

    "Fayncmike you whine like a big itch, play the letter game. If you dont like it here get out.
    JB76"

    I have no idea what your first sentence even means. If I can locate Mr.Haney from Green Acres, perhaps he might understand it. As far as your second sentence goes, why should I get out? I like it here. What's not to like? and I'm having a good time. Can you say the same?

  • RM24 Dec 16, 2011

    Well there sure are some rotten apples in Johnston County
    Fayncmike

    Correct. And many more rotten apples in the counties around. Are you sure your taking your medication???

  • RM24 Dec 16, 2011

    fayncmike- You ready for that crow? Having so much faith and believing everything you read in the media is 100% accurate is not wise. But I forget who I am talking to. Not wise = Not wise decisions.

  • not my real name Dec 16, 2011

    Embaaaaaarrasin~! at least he wasn't on duty, but still, there is not excuse for this kind of behavior by an officer of the law. To say he should know better is an understatement.

  • fayncmike Dec 16, 2011

    Well there sure are some rotten apples in Johnston County but It seems the biggest rotten apple is in Arizona. Why am I not surprised? I saw this coming from day one out there and it truly gladdens me.
    U.S. Finds Pervasive Bias Against Latinos by Arizona Sheriff
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/16/us/arizona-sheriffs-office-unfairly-targeted-latinos-justice-department-says.html

  • COPs eye Dec 15, 2011

    Nobody knows why he done this, but one thing is for sure he is terminated and leaves another black eye on those that are doing the job they were hired to do.

  • bubbba Dec 15, 2011

    Others should look to Donnie Harrison as an example of how to be a Sheriff. leo-nc
    - You mean the Donny Harrison that confessed to an affair while running for sheriff, or the Donnie Harrison who's daughter walked on a Wake County felony drug charge because she was already convicted in Chatham county. Truth hurts. Sorry.

  • fayncmike Dec 15, 2011

    "Take a dose of reality and call me in the morning. Police corruption is a way of life in NC. fayncmike"

    "For now this is all we see. But I assure you there will be more to this story! Then you can have a dose of crow with that reality your trying to serve! Have a great day!
    RM24"

    What, you think it will turn out that the shoes were really his and he was just storing them in his Jockey shorts? HELLO!? REALITY!

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