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Officer Claims Warrenton Chief Drew Gun on Him

Posted May 25, 2007 9:41 p.m. EDT
Updated May 27, 2007 11:51 a.m. EDT

— The chief of the town police force is under investigation for allegedly pulling a gun on one of his own officers.

Officer Ray Collier said Chief John Younts threatened to shoot him, so Collier filed a complaint with the Police Benevolent Association in Raleigh.

The group said it took the matter very seriously and brought it to the attention of the town. The mayor of Warrenton said the town is investigating.

Younts became chief on April 2. Nine days later, Collier said, the chief pulled a gun on him.

The town board has been briefed and the town attorney is looking into the allegations. The mayor said he has heard of no other complaints about Younts.

The chief did not return WRAL’s phone calls.