CHESTERFIELD — Stephen C. Neal, 51, of Key Deer Drive in Chesterfield, was arrested last week and charged with one count of carnal knowledge of an inmate. The incident is alleged to have occured with a woman March 5 while Neal was serving as a deputy sheriff and on duty assigned to the jail.
The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office immediately conducted an internal investigation that concluded with Neal’s termination. Concurrently, the Sheriff’s Office requested the Chesterfield Police Department conduct a criminal investigation which resulted in the charge.
Neal had been employed with the Chesterfield Sheriff’s Office beginning Jan. 17, 2017.
He was taken into custody without incident and is being held without bond.
Carnal knowledge of an inmate is a Class 6 felony punishable with a term of imprisonment of not less than one year or more than five years in prison, or in the discretion of the jury or if the court tries the case without a jury, confinement in jail for not more than 12 months, and a fine of not more than $2,500.