LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – The Lexington police officer charged with official misconduct in relation to an alleged stalking case pleaded not guilty to the charge in court Tuesday.
Sergeant Jervis Middleton was accused of stalking a woman he had been in a previous relationship with. Police say Aug. 3, the department was contacted by a woman who wanted to file a complaint against Middleton. Police immediately started investigating and transferred 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 second-degree on Aug. 14 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 Aug. 6.
According to those documents, the woman says she had been sexually involved with 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.
Middleton will appear back in court October 1.