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Fired Butner officer had unserved citations in his desk

Posted August 17, 2010 6:15 p.m. EDT
Updated August 19, 2010 1:21 p.m. EDT

— A search of the desk of a former Butner police officer yielded 10 outstanding citations – all for driving violations – and a warrant that had never been served, a spokesman for the North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety said Tuesday.

Maj. Anthony W. Moss was dismissed in June.

After Moss left, other officers cleared out his desk and found the unserved citations, Ernie Seneca of DCCPS said.

Moss and three others – Capt. James Williams Jr. of the Highway Patrol and Capt. Walter Williams and Lt. Daniel Parrott of the Butner Police Department were fired for their role in the cover-up of a DWI stop.

The officers stopped Williams April 3 on suspicion of DWI. In a conversation with the radio dispatcher, one of them asks that Moss, their superior, be told of the stop. Instead of arresting Williams, the officers dropped him off at a Best Western motel, according to police-radio traffic recordings.

Officers never filed any charges nor administered any sobriety tests, an internal investigation by the public safety department and the State Highway Patrol found.