- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office says one of its deputies accused of having a weapon with him while drunkenly assaulting someone has resigned in lieu of being fired.

The former deputy, 34-year-old Erick McFerran on Friday, is charged with carrying weapons, assault causing bodily injury and harassment.

Court records say Waterloo police were called to a gas station on Oct. 14 after someone reported an assault. The records say McFerran had assaulted one person. Waterloo police say McFerran didn’t display the handgun during the incident.

On Thursday, the sheriff’s office said McFerran opted to pursue resignation rather than face being fired following an internal department investigation.

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