A former Dalton Police officer has been charged with computer invasion of privacy and violation of oath by a public officer.
Trevin Dane Stover, 31, of 258 Coastal Way-B, Resaca, was jailed in Whitfield County on Friday on a warrant of indictment. He was released the same day on a self-identifying bond.
According to Whitfield County grand jury charges, on June 20, 2021, Stover “intentionally violated” the terms of his oath of office. On that date, according to one indictment, Stover “used a computer and computer network with the intent to verify personal information relating to another person knowing that such investigation had no authority.” The indictment alleges Stover ran a Georgia tag number through the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) “without any legitimate law enforcement intent,” the woman was found to have registered the car. “and then accessed the system to retrieve” the woman’s phone number, “also without any legitimate law enforcement intent …”
Dalton City Communications Director Bruce Frazier said Stover resigned from the police department in June 2021 after the police department conducted an administrative review of his use of the database, and the department asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. to conduct the investigation. Frazier addresses additional GBI questions. GBI referred the questions to District Attorney Bert Poston. Poston said by email that he could not comment on a pending case.
Stover was hired by the Dalton Police Department after he graduated from the police academy in June 2018. Prior to joining the department, he served as a detention officer at the Gilmer County Detention Center. He received a “top gun” award as best in his class in academia during firearms training.