March 21, 2014 — A former Carter County Sheriff's deputy was arrested Friday and charged with first degree sodomy, second degree trafficking in a controlled substance, and first degree official misconduct.
Matt Morrison, 38, of Grayson, turned himself in at the Carter County Detention Center.
Morrison had been a deputy with the sheriff’s office since October 2010.
The Kentucky State Police released a statement about the investigation late Friday night.
According to records obtained by the Journal-Times, Morrison was terminated from his position as a full-time deputy on Feb. 8. However, no reason for the termination was given.
The KSP investigation did not begin until Feb. 14.
Sheriff Casey Brammell said Friday that, once he was made aware of Morrison's alleged actions, he (Brammell) had turned the investigation over to another agency.
According to the press release, the KSP received a report alleging Morrison had neglected to serve an arrest warrant in exchange for sexual favors. An investigation began and it was determined additional criminal acts had also been conducted by Morrison while acting in his official capacity as a Deputy with the Carter County Sheriff’s Office.
During the course of the investigation evidence substantiated the original allegation in which Morrison neglected to serve an arrest warrant and received sexual favors. It was also revealed Morrison had engaged in several illegal transactions involving controlled substances (pills).
Brammell declined further comment on the case, but did surrender documents to the Journal-Times after an open records request was filed.
No indication of criminal activity or previous disciplinary action was present in the surrendered documents.