Former Kenly police chief David Mangum had his first appearance in court on Monday. Mangum was arrested Friday on sex crimes involving a juvenile that allegedly occurred 3 years ago.
The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said they arrested the former 44 year-old law enforcement officer at his place of employment on Friday following a three month investigation.
Mangum was granted a court appointed attorney. His $360,000 bond was left unchanged. His next court date was set for November 12th for a probable cause hearing.
Mangum was returned to the Johnston County Jail after his first appearance Monday morning. He is charged with three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child, two counts of first degree sex offense, and one count of sex offense in a parental role.
Mangum of Flower Hill Road, Middlesex was the former Kenly police chief until being fired in late-2006 for the misuse of a town issued credit card.
In 2006, Mangum was arrested following a four month SBI investigation on four counts of embezzlement for the improper use of a Town of Kenly credit card. The charges included personal purchases at numerous stores, including JCPenny, Tommy Hilfiger, Smoker’s Express, Lowe’s Home Improvement, and $648.14 for a Carnival Cruise ticket. Another charge was for a room and movie at Hilton Garden Inn at Kitty Hawk.
Mangum had been the Kenly Police Chief for 5 years until his 2006 firing.