RC Jail supervisor resigns while under investigation

RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. — Lt. Lydia Waddell, Rutherford County jail supervisor, was placed on paid administrative leave on Jan.8, 2017. The RC Finance Department with the Sheriff’s Office had begun a review of recent detention purchases.

On January 9th, Ms. Waddell turned in a letter of resignation to the Sheriff’s Office. There is an ongoing criminal investigation at this time.

Waddell has been with the Sheriff’s department since March 2, 2015. The only disciplinary action takes was:

Suspension (1 day) for policy violation.

The Sheriff’s Office will continue to confer with the District Attorney’s Office on any criminal charges.