Maj. Everett Clendenin, a 22-year veteran who had long served as the spokesman for the N.C. Highway Patrol, resigned last week. He sent more than 2,600 messages to the woman, Pamela Maynard, on his state-owned BlackBerryover the last three months.
The messages were sent during work hours and late at night, Michael Biesecker of The (Raleigh) News & Observer reports. Most had little to do with state business.
"Nobody knows about my little sugar bowl," Clendenin, who is married, wrote May 31 at 9:31 p.m. "I'm right beside you. Whispering. Mmmmmm. Yes- you like what I'm saying? :* Taking u all in."
Read Maj. Clendenin's April text messages to his secretary
Read Maj. Clendenin's May text messages to his secretary
Read Maj. Clendenin's June text messages to his secretary
The state Department of Crime Control and Public Safety released only the messages sent by Clendenin.
Sgt. Jeff Gordon, a spokesman for the N.C. Highway Patrol, said a legal review had determined that Maynard's messages were sent from a personal phone and therefore not subject to the state's public records law.
- Doug Miller