Social worker connected to Jordyn Dumont's case resigns

NBC Charlotte found out the social worker involved directly with Jordyn Dumont's case resigned his position over the weekend.

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- NBC Charlotte found out the social worker involved directly with Jordyn Dumont’s case resigned his position over the weekend.

Dumont is the 3-year-old Gaston County girl who was reported missing by her mother’s boyfriend and later found wrapped in a blanket near the home.

The child had been beaten to death. The boyfriend, William McCullen, is charged with murder.

In an email, Gaston County Manager Earl Mathers wrote to commissioners, "the social worker primarily associated with the Jordyn Dumont case resigned over the weekend. I believe that some media attention could arise out of this event although there is no need to inform them of this.”

Also this week, NBC Charlotte obtained the search warrant in the Dumont case. According to the warrant, large amounts of blood were found throughout the house as well as indications of illegal drug use. The warrant also states that soiled clothing and electronic media were also observed during the initial search of the home.

Protecting children is a topic both gubernatorial candidates have talked about on the campaign trail.

On Tuesday, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and Attorney General Roy Cooper were in Charlotte, and we asked them about the Dumont case.

McCrory dodged the questions and refused to answer anything not on topic at a scheduled event.
Cooper said, “I’m not familiar with the details of the case.

An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that Attorney General Roy Cooper has oversight of the Department of Protective Services.

That agency is under the umbrella of the NC Department of Health and Human Services, whose Secretary reports to the governor.

DHHS Secretary Rick Brajer has refused to talk with NBC Charlotte about the Dumont case.

Copyright 2016 WCNC


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