LUMBERTON — A Robeson County jailer who is the son of a county commissioner is the subject of an internal investigation following his resignation from that job, according to Sheriff Kenneth Sealey.
Sealey said he could not provide details about what the investigation concerns, but did confirm that 25-year-old Raymond Foy Cummings, who was classified as a Jailer 1, resigned on Friday. Cummings is the son of Raymond Cummings, who has been a county commissioner since 1996.
According to information provided by the county administration, the younger Cummings had worked at the county jail since Dec. 7, 2010. He was earning a year salary of $28,540.
Sealey was meeting with District Attorney Johnson Britt on Friday to determine if criminal charges would be brought against Cummings. Sealey said that he expected that the investigation would remain internal, and that he didn’t expect any decision on possible charges to be made on Friday.
The Robesonian attempted to reach Commissioner Cummings on Friday, but was unable to. A message that was left was not immediately returned.
In May, Cummings won re-election to a fifth term as the representative of District 5.