Ex-sheriff's deputy accused of not serving arrest warrant 'in exchange for sexual favors'

kward1@herald-leader.comMarch 22, 2014 

Matthew Morrison

A former Carter County sheriff's deputy has been arrested for deciding not to serve an arrest warrant in exchange for sexual favors, state police say.

Matthew Morrison, 38, of Grayson, was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree sodomy, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and official misconduct, according to a news release from state police. He was taken to the Carter County Detention Center.

State police say they got a report on Feb. 14 from someone who claimed that Morrison "had neglected to serve an arrest warrant in exchange for sexual favors."

Police say their investigation revealed that the allegation was founded. They said they also discovered that he "had engaged in several illegal transactions involving controlled substances (pills)."

State police said Morrison had been "terminated" from the sheriff's department before the investigation began.

Karla Ward: (859) 231-3314. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety

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