WINTERVILLE, N.C. (WVEC) -- A former Winterville police officer was arrested and charged with Dissemination of Obscene Material on Monday.

23-year-old Deon Treyquan Bryant used his position as an officer to obtain women's personal information. He then used an anonymous texting app to send them text messages involving sexual solicitation and obscene images.

Citizens complained to the Winterville Police about Bryant, which sparked an investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation.

Bryant, who's charged with three counts of dissemination of obscene material, is free on a $10,000 bond. It's not known if he has an attorney.

Anyone with additional information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact Special Agent Chad Barefoot 984-204-2757 or

The Associated Press contributed to this report.