• Ex-girlfriend of former Catawba deputy seeks $750K from county

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    GASTON COUNTY, N.C. - The ex-girlfriend of former Catawba County Sheriff's deputy Jason Reid said her Constitutional rights were violated and the county now owes her hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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    Channel 9's news partners The Hickory Record reported Erica Sigmon's lawyers are now asking the county for $750,000.

    Reid is accused of putting a tracking device from his narcotics unit on her car last summer.

    [Unsealed warrant details allegations against Catawba sheriff's candidate]

    Reid now faces five charges in the case including cyber-stalking, misdemeanor stalking, willful failure to discharge duties, felony embezzlement, and larceny by employee.

    In May, Reid was defeated in the Republican primary for sheriff.

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