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Greene County Deputy Fired

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Greene County Deputy Fired

A Greene County deputy has been fired. The Greene Sheriff’s Office says Sgt. Robert L. Beverage (pictured) has been terminated. That happened after Beverage was charged with two counts of use of communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children. State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says Beverage is accused of engaging in illegal online contact with a teenage female. Geller says the State Police high-tech crime division┬áreceived a complaint about the 56-year-old deputy last week. Beverage worked with Greene County law enforcement for 24 years. He’s being held at the Rockingham County Regional County Regional Jail. A news release says the Greene Sheriff’s Office is cooperating with State Police in the investigation.