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Middlesex police chief arrested on cyberstalking charges

Posted February 10, 2016

William Dennis Murray and Tammy Pittman

— The Middlesex Chief of Police and an administrative assistant were in custody Wednesday on charges of cyberstalking.

Chief William Dennis Murray was arrested by the Nash County Sheriff’s Office while off-duty Tuesday. Town of Middlesex administrative assistant Tammy Pittman surrendered to police Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities said the arrests stem from charges taken out by Pittman’s husband that allege cyberstalking by Pittman and Murray.

Murray was being held at the Nash County Detention Center under a $1,000 bond. Pittman received a 48-hour hold and was in custody at the Nash County Detention Center until she is scheduled to receive a bond Friday.


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  • Robert Fotch Jr Feb 11, 2016
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    Do as I say, not as I do. Eliminating the bad eggs, one at a time.

  • Janet Ghumri Feb 10, 2016
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    It sure seems like there's been a lot of charges involving officers lately.
    Abuse of office cannot be tolerated because that makes it harder for officers to maintain the respect and compliance needed to fulfill their duties. Then the 'good' ones are left to deal with more disrespect and antagonism, from a disillusioned public, which results, too often, in over worked , under paid, stressed out officers.
    While I'm all supportive of LEO being held accountable, just as we are, I'm hoping that there's enough honest ones still left on duty. Some of these counties have small forces to start with.