Winterville Police Officer Charged with Sending Obscene Images


WINTERVILLE -- Agents with the State Bureau of Investigation arrested former Winterville Police Officer Deon Treyquan Bryant today and charged him with three counts of Dissemination of Obscene Material.

Following a citizen complaint, the Winterville Police Department requested an SBI investigation. Agents from the SBI's Computer Crimes Unit learned that Bryant, 23, of Kinston, had used his position as a law enforcement officer to obtain the personal information of female individuals and then used an anonymous texting application to send them text messages involving sexual solicitation and obscene images.

Anyone with additional information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact Special Agent Chad Barefoot 984-204-2757 or

The SBI provides expert criminal investigative assistance to local law enforcement agencies when requested by police, sheriffs, district attorneys or judges.  The agency also has original jurisdiction in cases such as drug and arson investigations, election law violations, gambling, child sexual abuse in day care centers, computer crimes against children and crimes involving state property.