NC Police Officer Arrested For Stalking

11:20 AM, Nov 28, 2013   |    comments
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GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Greenville police have arrested one of its officers, saying he used records to meet and stalk a woman.    

The Daily Reflector of Greenville reports the police said 58-year-old officer Carlos E. Melgar of Greenville was arrested at the Pitt County Magistrate's office on the misdemeanor charge.    

According to a statement from police, Melgar misused police records and database information to identify and meet a woman. Authorities say he subsequently stalked that woman, causing her fear and emotional distress.    

Melgar, who worked for the department for four years, was arrested Tuesday afternoon and given a $5,000 unsecured bond. It isn't known whether he has an attorney.    

He's on administrative leave without pay, and all his police powers have been suspended.

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