GAFFNEY, S.C. (WSPA) – A Gaffney Police officer was arrested in North Carolina early Saturday morning.
The Gaffney Police Department said Dillion Lee Haney was arrested by the Cherokee Tribal Police.
Haney was charged with assault on a female, resisting public officer and malicious conduct by a prisoner.
Haney was taken to the Jackson County Detention in North Carolina.
On Monday, Chief Gerald Knight fired Haney after gathering more information from NC authorities.
“It is the policy of this law enforcement agency that all officers shall conduct themselves both on and off duty in a manner that reflects high ethical standards consistent with the values and mission established by this agency and expectations of the community it serves”, Chief Knight said.
Haney was hired by the Gaffney Police Department in January of 2021.
We previously reported that during 2021 four Gaffney Police officers were fire and three faced charges.