UNION COUNTY, N.C. -- Deputies tell NBC Charlotte a Unionville Fire Chief is being charged with two felony counts of indecent liberties with a child.

According to the Union County Sheriff's Office, 51-year-old Billy Canupp III is being accused of having inappropriate contact with a preadolescent child.

Deputies believe the incident happened several years ago.

The Union County Sheriff's Office says the incident is still under investigation.