Iredell County Detective charged with assault, fired

Published 11:05 am Monday, March 13, 2017

An Iredell County detective has been fired following his arrest this weekend on assault charges. Michael Dummett, 48, who is a former Salisbury Police detective, was charged by Statesville Police on Sunday with domestic assault. He remains in the Iredell County Detention Center.

“We take this very seriously. I will not tolerate this behavior on any level. He was terminated this morning by me,” said Sheriff Darren Campbell.

Campbell said when he took office he would “hold our deputies to the highest standards and this situation falls short of adhering to these standards.”

He said his office did conduct an internal investigation that has since concluded.

Dummett was off duty when the assault occurred, Campbell said.

The veteran law enforcement officer was hired at the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office March 19, 2012, and had been a narcotics detective.

Dummett was also chief of the Raeford Police Department and chief of the Stallings Police Department. He resigned from the Stallings Police Department in March 2012 after he was placed on administrative leave in February of that year.