Greenville’s fire chief abruptly resigns

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – The fire chief for Greenville abruptly resigned this morning.

Chief Carson Sanders has been head of Greenville Fire/Rescue for just over a year, starting his job on February 1, 2022.

A news release said the resignation was effective immediately and it did not list a reason for the chief leaving.

Deputy Chief Brock Davenport has been named interim chief of the department.

Sanders replaced Eric Griffin who retired after a drunk driving arrest in September 2021.

Prior to his arrival in Greenville, the 53-year-old Sanders was assistant chief for the Sarasota County Fire Department in Florida.