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Misdemeanor Arrest in Carter County

Kentucky State Police in Ashland have arrested an Olive Hill resident this date following an extensive investigation into inappropriate behavior by a School Resource Officer (SRO) at East Carter High School. Officer Clayton James from the Grayson Police Department had been assigned as the SRO for East Carter High School whereas a complaint was filed by the parents of a 16 year old female student alleging a series of inappropriate emails sent to the female by James from October 16-27, 2006. James sent the emails from the school computer to the female's home computer. The emails contained information that led investigators to believe James had enticed the female to meet him after school.

James was dismissed from Grayson Police Department shortly after the complaint was filed.

James was arrested at his residence without incident and lodged in the Carter County Detention Center.

** The investigation is continuing by Detective Mark Padgett**

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