Shelby County Employee Arrested for Sexual Battery
(Memphis) His employes describe him as a “passive” boss and a good guy, but Joel Camp is in trouble for a disturbing crime.
Police say the supervisor for Shelby County Fleet Services inappropriately touched a minor in his Bartlett home.
They say the crime happened about 10 years ago, but the alleged victim just came forward.
Bartlett police arrested Camp July 19.
“Joey camp has been working for Shelby County government since 1993,” said Steve Shular, spokesperson for the County.
Shular called Camp a long-time County employee.
Camp even got promoted to supervisor in 2008 at Fleet Services.
“The bureau that manages and maintains all the county vehicles,” said Shular.
Workers told WREG, Camp supervised about a dozen people and helped maintain more than 700 county vehicles. Shular says Camp was known to friends and colleagues as “Joey”.
”I don’t know Joey very well,” said Shular. ” I just know that any interactions I had with him were very nice.”
Shular says Camp’s family came by Fleet Services Tuesday and dropped off his resignation letter.
While Camp was a valued employee, we know the Shelby County Sheriff’s office let Camp go as a reserve deputy in 2007, citing “personal conduct.”
He had been volunteering with the Sheriff’s Office for 13 years, and during the time this alleged aggravated sexual battery in Bartlett took place.
Camp is expected in court Monday, July 30.