Thursday, July 1, 2010

Read trooper's texts to his secretary

Text messages sent by one of the state's highest-ranking state troopers to his secretary suggest he had a romantic relationship with the woman, whose husband is also a trooper.

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."

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

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

How embarrassing for him!!! Now his wife,son named will,and everyone can read his texts and there's no way he can lie about it.He reveals to his secretary/married g-friend,that he can't show any emotion,but cares what people think and is sensitive,and he can confide in only her.WHAT A PU$$Y!!!!!!! I think all these troopers are whimps who never played sports or lifted weights,and hide behind their ticket books.

Anonymous said...

so dumb,wow!and he was the top guy...makes me wonder what else he did.

Timothy Whitson said...

I read through all 3 docs, and I just don't see that this is exactly the "smoking gun" it's touted to be. I'm certain a wife wouldn't want that type banter going on, but nothing there clearly is evidence of a "dating" type relationship. Maybe closer than a boss/employee should be and inappropriate for the office, but I expected to read more explicit stuff given the publicity.

Anonymous said...

"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."

DISAGREE. Any text msg or email sent to/received by a govt computer/device is public information.

Anonymous said...

Why is this surprising?

Cops are mostly criminals with steady jobs.

Anonymous said...

lol, ({})

Anonymous said...

That's funny! Thanks I needed a laugh after 12 hours on the night shift!

Anonymous said...

I agree, not a smoking gun, just stupid high school style texting. Inappropiate especially while you are working. The fact he resigned so quickly makes me think he was told to quit in order to cover up something other people are doing. This whole NCSHP things stinks from the Governor to the Commander. May the real truth come out soon!

Anonymous said...

Where's theres smoke........

I can't find a credible premise for these texts absent a romantic interest. That's far short of "beyond reasonable doubt" - but the Trooper's crime isn't conducting an affair - it's non-work use of the state issued Blackberry.

In this day and age, I continue to be confounded by those that believe their texts, emails, and phone activity is somehow 'private' when using an employer's "time".

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Shannon said...

I can't believe that there are people out there that believe COPs walk on water and are not capable of criminal behavior or that they don't have domestic problems like others do. I have heard and witnessed myself that a COP is given a badge to do what they want, or at least a lot of them think they can, I've witness some who act and beleive they are above the law! Ahhhh, until they get caught.

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stfree said...

How many weeks will this be "news"? It's going over two now. I guess the Observer has nothing more current for the space.

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