Mayor: Cocke County fire captain charged with stalking fired

NEWPORT, Tenn. (WATE) - The mayor of Cocke County says a county commissioner charged with stalking another county employee has been fired from his position as a captain with the fire department.

Clayton "Skip" Ellison was charged earlier this month with stalking Emergency Management Association Director Kevin Benton.

Mayor Crystal Ottinger said Friday Ellison had been fired from his position with the Cocke County Fire Department.

Ellison turned himself in after he was indicted and posted $1,000 bond.

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