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Former jail supervisor charged with taking indecent liberties with a child

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Tommy Allen McPherson (Source: Columbus County Jail) Tommy Allen McPherson (Source: Columbus County Jail)

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A former supervisor of the Columbus County Jail and sergeant with the Sheriff's Department has been charged with indecent liberties with a child.

The sheriff's department says Tommy Allen McPherson, 56, resigned last Thursday from his position in the county. A couple of days later he was arrested for the alleged crime. 

"It's very disheartened to begin with. We have trust in these officers especially at the rank Mr. McPherson was. He was a sergeant here at the sheriff's office. It's very disheartening to see a supervisor like that do an act like he's accused of committing," said Sheriff Chris Batten. 

McPherson was booked on a $10,000 bond.

The case is still being investigated. 

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