Rowan deputy accused of stalking

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 18, 2012

CHINA GROVE – Authorities are searching for a Rowan County deputy wanted on a domestic violence charge.
According to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, Brian Michael Long, 33, of 3660 Linn Ave. in China Grove, is accused of misdemeanor stalking.
Authorities said Long, like others involved in domestic violence situations, should be considered armed and dangerous.
The Sheriff’s Office said Long was suspended with pay on Oct. 17.
Deputies, along with the China Grove Police Department, are working the case as part of a joint investigation.
Long worked in the Rowan County Detention Center. He was hired in January 2011.
The charge stems from a relationship that soured on Oct. 10, an arrest report said.
The woman told officers she no longer wished to date or have contact with Long, but he continued to call and text her.
The misdemeanor charge was filed Wednesday night.
Long is believed to be driving a white GMC Yukon with a North Carolina tag of RSL1012.
Authorities believe he remains in the Rowan County area.
Anyone with information is asked to contact 911 immediately.