May 132013


The Virginian-Pilot

© May 11, 2013


The Elizabeth City State University Police Chief Sam Beamon resigned Friday following an incident on campus last month that sparked an investigation, according to a release from the school late Friday.

Beamon was placed on paid leave April 25 after a campus employee Anthony Butler was charged with assault and breaking and entering based on charges from a female student living on campus, according to court records. The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into obstruction of justice and witness intimidation by campus authorities.

Beamon has worked on the ECSU police force since 1985 and has been chief since 2003, managing 11 sworn officers. Retired Rocky Mount Police Chief John Manley will serve as ECSU’s interim chief. The Elizabeth City Police Department is assisting with campus security, said city manager Rich Olsen.

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