Rockdale County deputy was suspended before stalking charge

James Campbell
James Campbell

Credit: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office

A Rockdale County sheriff’s deputy was suspended before he was charged with stalking Sunday, Channel 2 Action News reported.

James Campbell, 56, was taken into custody Sunday without incident for allegedly stalking a mother and her daughter, Channel 2 reported.

“This arrest is stemming from a complaint filed with the Office of Professional Standards on May 19, 2018,” a Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office spokeperson said.

There was an internal affairs investigation that was turned over to the criminal investigation division, according to the sheriff’s office.

Channel 2 reported he was immediately suspended by the sheriff’s office following the allegation before any charges were issued.

The alleged victim told authorities Campbell showed up to her home to harass her after she sent him a text, which said, “to no longer contact her or her daughter,” or “come by their house,” according to arrest warrants Channel 2 obtained.

Campbell then allegedly parked his car in front of their driveway, partially blocking them in, the arrest warrants said.

Channel 2 reported Campbell, who became a certified deputy in the fall of 2016, has had disciplinary action reports for code of conduct, emergency vehicle policy and citizen complaints.

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