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Middlesex police chief arrested for second time in 13 months

Posted March 15

Chief William D. Murray was arrested by the Nash County Sheriff’s Office and turned over to Franklin County Sheriff’s Office personnel.

— The Middlesex police chief was arrested Wednesday on assault charges.

Chief William D. Murray was arrested by the Nash County Sheriff’s Office and turned over to Franklin County Sheriff’s Office personnel.

Authorities said Murray was arrested after warrants were obtained by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and communicating threats.

Murray was charged with misdemeanor assault on a female and misdemeanor communicating threats.

Murray was previously arrested, along with an administrative assistant, in February 2016 on charges of cyberstalking. In 2015, he was charged with communicating threats. Charges were eventually dropped in both cases.

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  • Kathy Beasley Rivenbark Mar 16, 2017
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    If he can't control his temper as a civilian, how can anyone trust him to remain professional as a LEO? In this day and time, all eyes are upon them...

  • William Patterson Mar 15, 2017
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    get this sick pup out of uniform....

  • Linda Tally Mar 15, 2017
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    This time, do NOT drop the charges!