Chief Deputy suspended without pay from Columbus County Sheriff’s Office

Chief Deputy Aaron Herring
Chief Deputy Aaron Herring (Photo: Columbus County Sheriff's Office)

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Columbus County Sherriff’s Office Chief Deputy Aaron Herring has been suspended without pay, according to a personnel action form.

The suspension went into effect on Tuesday, November 22. Herring is suspended until December 5, 2022.

Herring has two decades of law enforcement experience. His salary as Chief Deputy with Columbus County Sheriff’s Office is $85,840.17

His suspension was requested by acting Sheriff Bill Rogers. Rogers was appointed Columbus County’s acting sheriff by county commissioners in October, following the suspension of Jody Greene.

The reason of Herring’s suspension is not included on the personnel action form.

WWAY reached out to Herring, the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office, and county administration regarding the suspension, all say they have no comment.

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