Tommy Allen McPherson (Source: Columbus County Jail)
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) -
A former supervisor of the Columbus County Jail and sergeant with the Columbus County Sheriff's Office has been sentenced for indecent liberties with a child.
Tommy Allen McPherson, pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted statutory sex offense with a 10-year-old. He was sentenced to 12-156 years in prison according to the District Attorney Jon David.
McPherson resigned from his position with the county in late November 2013. A couple days later he was arrested for the 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 former Sheriff Chris Batten about the crime when it happened.