Arrested Winston-Salem officer allegedly told victim he would ‘wreck his life’

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A Winston-Salem police officer who was arrested in Charlotte Tuesday night allegedly threatened one of his victims.

Editor's note: Story contains profanity. 

Byron Mark Jamerson told one of his victims he was going to “beat [his] ass and wreck [his] life.”

According to arrest warrants obtained by FOX8, Jamerson -- who began his career as an officer with the Winston-Salem Police Department in August 2007 -- communicated the above threat to a male victim, which resulted in a third charge against the officer.

The warrant says that Jamerson orally stated “to the victim, ‘I am going to beat your ass and wreck your life,’ and the threat was made in a manner under circumstances which would cause a reasonable person to believe that the threat was likely to be carried out.”

Jamerson was charged with misdemeanor communicating threats as a result.

This took place Tuesday night at Mattie’s Diner in Charlotte. The owner of the diner, Rossi Trotter, is also an alleged victim of Jamerson’s.

FOX8’s Michael Hennessey spoke to Trotter and she gave permission to use her name; something FOX8 does not normally do.

Additional warrants state that -- after Jamerson “unlawfully and willfully did wrongfully break and enter” Mattie’s Diner -- he assaulted Trotter by “grabbing her by the forearms and forcefully pushing her backward and forward.”

Documents show that Trotter suffered minor injuries -- bruises and/or scratches -- as a result of the alleged assault.

Jamerson currently has two separate court dates to answer for his alleged offenses. On Sept. 14, he is due in court in relation to the breaking and entering and assault on a female charges, which are both misdemeanors.

On Sept. 15, he is due in court for the misdemeanor communicating threats charge.

According to Winston-Salem police Chief Barry Rountree, Jamerson was placed on administrative leave.

Trotter told FOX8 that she has completed her statements with both the Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Winston-Salem police departments; saying that they were “great” and she “couldn’t have asked for anything more.”