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Trooper placed on leave during investigation

Posted August 23, 2009

— The State Highway Patrol has launched an internal investigation into a state trooper assigned to Chatham County.

Trooper Anthony E. Scott, 38, was placed on administrative leave Aug. 19, four days after the Patrol began an internal investigation, spokesman Capt. Everett Clendenin said.

Scott, a 15-year veteran of the force, is assigned to Siler City.

Clendenin did not release details of the investigation, citing state personnel law.

He did confirm that a trooper – whose identity hasn't been released – was on the property of a Pittsboro home at the approximate time of an Aug. 14 incident.

Then, real estate broker Eric Andrews, 40, was arrested after his estranged wife, Jennifer Andrews, told authorities he pointed a gun at her, choked her and threatened her life, according to the Chatham County Sheriff's Office. Deputies recovered a Smith & Wesson revolver.

Andrews, of 7324 Silk Hope-Gum Springs Road, was being held in the Chatham County Jail Saturday under a $1 million bond.


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  • didisaythat Aug 24, 2009

    Professor it said estranged. So are they seperated? I am not defending this trooper, but it seems this action goes on everyday. Is it because he is LEO that this is a problem or do you have a personal intrest in this, with all the posts do you have an axe to grind?

  • deyday Aug 24, 2009

    Spousal abuse is abuse even if the wife was caught, two wrongs don't make a right. For someone to say its ok for her to be strangled and a gun placed to her well guess you'd say the same if that was your sister, moms or daughter. She was wrong true to do that while married and @ home, also the so called man she was chating with was as well. How he was creeping in another man's home shows a total lack of respect.

  • ifcdirector Aug 24, 2009

    Are they doing anything to change/improve the hiring standards for this organization? Are they giving them any kind of personality or character inventory testing before they issue them a badge and a high capacity handgun too?

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  • Professor Aug 24, 2009

    So when officers are sneaking around with married women, how are they protecting the citizens of that county and NC? How can the people continue to trust them?

  • Professor Aug 24, 2009

    Another front page news for the Chatham News. It will come out Wednesday at noon. Keep us all updated WRAL. We all would appreciate it. Thanks. :)

  • Professor Aug 24, 2009

    What you do in the dark will always come to light. Fellow officers now you wished you had told on Trooper Anthony instead of allowing him to sneak around with a married woman. You are just as guilty.

  • Professor Aug 24, 2009

    There is more to this story. I didn't realize so much action could go on in Chatham county as HOT as it is. lol lol

  • Professor Aug 24, 2009

    I know the former wife "C" is laughing her head off now. Of course he is sicken that his name is all over Chatham county and NC.

  • Professor Aug 24, 2009

    So now I am seeing that Mr. Andrews was within his rights. Wife was doing things that was unbecoming to the family. What is this showing to their children? Married people if you want to see someone else, how about getting a divorce first and then move on with your life. Don't do these things while married, its dangerous. Won't no one go Mr. Andrews bond?