BEL AIR, Md. — A Harford County Sheriff's Office Corporal has been suspended after criminal charges of assault and sex offense were filed against him.
Officials say 44-year-old Corporal Thomas Gregory was issued a criminal summons on Thursday, charging him with two counts each of second degree assault and fourth degree sex offense.
The charges follow an internal investigation that stem from a March 9th off duty incident. Details of the incident are unclear.
Gregory is reportedly assigned to the Court Security Division and has been with the Sheriff's Office since 2002, most recently being promoted to Corporal in 2015.
"The Harford County Sheriff’s Office holds its employees to the highest standards and will thoroughly investigate all allegations of misconduct, remaining vigilant to ensure our efforts are professional and meet the high standards the public has come to expect from our deputies. The acts alleged are not reflective of the hard work and dedication of the men and women of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office," the office said in a release.
Because the charges are misdemeanors, Gregory will be payed while on suspension, pending the outcome of a court trial, in compliance with the Law Enforcement Officer's Bill of Rights.
Gregory is scheduled for a trial on May 28 at the Harford County District Court.