Former CCSO deputy arrested again, charged with stalking

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - A former Charleston County sheriff's deputy awaiting trial on charges of misconduct in office and grand larceny has been arrested again.

Troy Capps, 45, was arrested on November 26 and charged with stalking.

According to court documents, the former deputy repeatedly attempted to make contact with his estranged wife through text messages, phone calls, social media, and visits to her place of employment. These incidents took place between September 4 and October 31.

An affidavit states Capps left items on the victim's vehicle, sent her over 180 Facebook messages, and sent her 359 text messages. He would also show up at her home uninvited.

The two had been separated since April 2013.

The victim filed multiple police reports with the Summerville Police Department in connection with the harassment, police say.

Capps was previously arrested on December 12, 2011 and charged with two counts of misconduct in office and one count of grand larceny.

Officials say Capps, who at the time was employed by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, took money from a North Charleston home while executing a search warrant on October 25, 2011. The money was later found in Capps' sheriff's deputy cruiser during an investigation.

Court records state Capps again stole money from the bedroom of a home in the City of Charleston while executing a search warrant two days later.

He was placed on administrative leave without pay on November 2, 2011, and resigned a month later.

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