Charges dismissed against Layman

Charges of resisting, delaying and obstructing a public officer against Hunter Layman have been dismissed by the District Attorney’s office.

Layman was charged on May 25 after the Stokes County Sheriff’s Department became involved in dealing with a number of students participating in a senior prank at West Stokes High School.

Sheriff Mike Marshall said the arresting officer, Deputy D. Faircloth, is no longer employed with the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office, but noted that Faircloth had already offered his resignation before the incident occurred and was working out the remainder of his notice at the time of the arrest.

Marshall said Faircloth left the department to pursue a job with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and that his leaving the Stokes County force had nothing to do with the senior prank incident.

Nicholas Elmes may be reached at 336-591-8191 or on Twitter @NicholasElmes.

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