FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Jayne makes case to get job back

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Submitted: Tue, 02/14/2012 - 4:04am
Updated: Tue, 02/14/2012 - 2:12pm

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Tim Jayne tried to get his old job back this morning.

Twelve days after being fired as Leland Police Chief, Jayne met with Town Manager David Hollis to make his case why he deserves to keep his job.

Hollis said Jayne’s firing was part of his attempt to get things back on track in Leland after months of controversy sparked by allegations of misconduct and corruption WWAY was first to uncover.

Hollis says the appeal process is something department heads always have the option to do so their voices are heard by administration.

“It gives him a chance to say anything that may change my mind, and it gives me an opportunity to look at those things,” Hollis said after meeting with Jayne this morning.

Hollis says he has 15 business days to review Jayne’s appeal. He then must give jayne his decision in writing.

We tried to talk to Jayne this morning after the meeting, but he slipped out of a back door of Town Hall.

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13 Comments on "FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Jayne makes case to get job back"

Jason Harrison
2015 years 8 months ago

I have put it to rest. I wish nothing but the best in all that you all do and I do not hate anyone. As far as posting anything on here, this is the first time. The only reason I am posting now is because “Guestsally” who will not even use their real name, has called me out and stated that I was posting comments. Also if I was so unstable; then how have I walked away from everyone there and not looked back? Yes I was mad that people lied and said that I did things I did not do. Who wouldn’t be. However I am glad that I was able to get myself and my name away from there. Now I ask you (even though I know you will not) to leave me alone and keep my name out of your mouths and off the internet. Now to end on a factual note: I was never fired, I resigned. Have a great day and stay safe.

Guest for your self
2015 years 8 months ago

“Guestsally” Why not use your real name, Sgt Mike Landon, I know this is you. Shouldn’t you be out patrolling in your new patrol car instead of makings comments on WWAYTV3’s web site. I hope you didn’t use the PD or your MDT to make that post. that would be a misuse of public funding. 11:58 pm on Wednesday night, must have been a slow night, hope tonight (Thursday) will be a bit better for you.

GuestAndy's Girl
2015 years 8 months ago

Maybe he still there cause Cox first said he did nothing wrong when she investigated and then when he wouldn’t meet her off duty she changed her story. Sooooooooooooo which Cox is correct????????????

2015 years 8 months ago

Harrison … No one is to fault that you were fired but you. You are not stable and I feel bad for you. Get some help and then … Just maybe someone will issue you a gun again. Everyone knows you are posting these post. They were all deadly scared to work with you. Everyone knows you hate Spence and he is buddies with the other idiots posting on here so we know it is you. It’s time to get real!!

Guest Andy's Girl
2015 years 8 months ago

You are an IDIOT!!!!!! Don’t know Battleman but I sure know Boseman and you are just writing this s*** because it makes you feel important but guess what to feel important you need to sign your name and say what you have to say to the people. What’s the matter COWARD????

I wish
2015 years 8 months ago

I wish everyone could see what is really going on, not that Jayne needed to stay. But this is really Bozeman and Battleman’s behind the scenes political posturing and its a way of clearing out everyone that Farris personally hired……….. so that they can have the power. Why else would they have waited. They got rid of Cox and Jayne thought it was a done deal but he forgot to watch his back. The same lies they told him they told others and now look…….. he’s gone too.
Oh, one or two people may have been gotten rid of because someone decided they didn’t like them but it’s nothing more these two women, who know absolutely nothing and who trust their dear friends who are doing this. Hollis is their hand picked hatchet man and when he’s through they will probably bring in their real guy. So those that remain better keep an eye out and remember the budget isn’t adopted until July so there could be more cuts and if not then there will certainly be more come next Feb. They think ultimately this will give them control………..and it may…………but………… will never give them respect………………that is earned………………………….and character counts!!!!

Jean Benton Sidbury
2015 years 8 months ago

IF Hollis gives him his job back after what happened to Sherry Lewis,I hope Leland has the BIGGEST up rising there ever was against it.Jayne should be “tared and feathered”. Such actions are unbecoming of an officer.

2015 years 8 months ago

He has lost the respect of those he led and certainly the public that he serves. Re-instating him will serve no purpose at all.

2015 years 8 months ago

Nope……………to feel important is not to sign a name; to feel important is to know the truth……………to know the truth is to admit what goes on. Those who do wrong in the dark also have their demons haunt them in the dark. Apparently you do not know Bozeman because you apparently have not watched the political BS or listened to, or been hurt by the lies she has told,-shug. Have no fear my dear, your day is coming soon. Want to know how anyone knows when something is really the truth………… is when people get so upset they respond back loudly with denials. Remember the statement “me thinks you doth protest too much”. Oh, let me break that down 4 u………….Got U!!!!!!!!!!! Coward in Leland is apparently spelled Guest Andy’s Girl and stupid is as stupid does.

Fed up with Bad Cops
2015 years 8 months ago


Will you please follow up on if Sergeant Michael Landen, the bad cop who decided to violently, sexually assualt Sherry Lewis during their training?

We, the taxpayers, would like to know if he is still employed with the town? Also, was he ever reprimanded for the assault?

Also, is Officer John Blasingame still employed? If so, why did Officer Harrison lose his job as a police officer for drawing his weapon, but not on anyone, and Blasingame still has his job, when he has pulled his gun on two police officers? Why would this not be considered a serious crime for threatening a police officer?

2015 years 8 months ago

The quick answer is that Landen has never but reprimanded because he is one of the protected, especially by Dellapia, and is still a sergeant there. Blasingame, who pulled his gun on two officers, is still working -again, one of the protected – and Harrison, whose dog Landen and Spence wanted to take away from him, was not protected and set up. Thats how it worked in LA and dont think its going to change until you gut out the leaders there and some of the officers. Dont see how a department that was so damaged can just be fixed by only changing the chief!

2015 years 8 months ago

Officer Harrison, now who would bring him up? Thank you for bring light to one of the first Officers to be destroyed by these misfits, however Officer Harrison never broke leather, let alone pulled his weapon on anyone. Yet he was not able to get a job in law enforcement because of the lies that where spread about him. While we are talking about Officer Harrison, I wounder if Michael Landen is still saying the reason he backed in to another patrol car in the pd parking lot, was because he saw that Officer Harrison was at the pd?

ubi dubium ibi libertas
“where [there is] doubt, there [is] freedom”

2015 years 8 months ago

yep. saw Jayne today on the news. It looked like he was trying to go through the DS door. Wonder if he was trying to duck the press or if he has some kind of connection in there………..just like some of the other cops do. It’s the kind of thing that makes u go mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. U would think he would ha ve learned his lesson-maybe he has-he looked defeated. Everyone needs to take notice the town of leland is no place for anyone to work. Promises always made, promises always broken. He’s the target for now so who is next?