Columbus deputy, girlfriend facing assault charges

TABOR CITY (FayObserver.com) -- An off-duty Columbus County deputy and his EMT girlfriend were each charged with assault in a Sunday confrontation at their home, Sheriff's Office reports show.

Deputy James Floyd Norris, 28, was placed on leave without pay Monday night, Sheriff Lewis Hatcher said. An internal investigation will be conducted by the department into Norris' actions, Hatcher said.

Linda Gail Russ, 38, returned to duty at Tabor City Emergency Services on Tuesday. Chief Ronnie Watts said he was looking into the incident and had not talked to Russ late Tuesday morning.

Click here to read more at FayObserver.com

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.

How do you spell DRAMA????

Another bad punk cop in the news. Almost as common as gang bangers. When we cannot trust these folks, we're headed for the sewer. When will it turn around.

When I look at their pictures I hear banjo's playing.

This story would not have made the news if it was not for the fact that Jamie is a Columbus County deputy. I have known him all my life and he is a kind and gentle person. I am sure he has done nothing wrong. I hope he returns to work soon.