LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – Lexington Police confirm Sergeant Jervis Middleton has been charged with official misconduct after a woman accused him of stalking her.
Police say on August 3rd, the department was contacted by a woman who wanted to file a complaint against Sgt. Middleton. Lexington Police immediately started investigating and transferred Sgt. Middleton to an administrative assignment within the department that same day.
As a result of the investigation, police say Middleton was charged with official misconduct in the 2nd degree on August 14th for allegedly using law enforcement resources to obtain information about the victim.
In addition to filing a complaint with the police department, the woman filed a petition for an emergency order of protection against Middleton on August 6th.
According to those documents, the woman says she had been sexually involved with Sgt. Middleton for more than a year, and that she believes he’s been spying on her and exhibiting "stalking" behavior. She wrote in the petition that he’s stolen her phone, admitted to driving by her house on several occasions, and she believes she saw him on the roof of her home watching her and a friend through a window.
In those documents the woman says she recently learned Sgt. Middleton was married and living with his family, and she now fears for her safety.
Sgt. Middleton was well-known in the community after serving as a public information officer for more than a year.
Messages left for him last week were not returned.
The police department says Sgt. Middleton has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the judicial process. He was served a court summons.