Nov. 20, 2013 —
An email inquiry to the EEOC was not returned at press time.
Tracy J. Dickerson, 61, of Grayson, was arrested on Thursday on possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.
According to a copy of the warrant obtained by the Journal-Times, Dickerson committed the offense in October while “...in performance of his duties as a Carter County sheriff's deputy.”
A review of court records revealed that Dickerson had been convicted of flagrant non-support, a Class D felony, in 1996.
Dickerson was a special reserve deputy for the sheriff’s office and carried a weapon while in uniform.
Sheriff Casey Brammell said that although unpaid, Dickerson did perform prisoner transports and served civil papers for his office.
“He didn't file an application and this felony didn't show up on a background check,” Brammell said. “Once I learned he was a convicted felon, he was no longer part of the department. He handed over his badge and turned in all his equipment.”
Dickerson was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond shortly after his arrest. He will be arraigned in Carter District Court on Nov. 25.
Both cases remain under investigation by the KSP.
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