Former sheriff's lieutenant admits to affair with murder suspect 09/18/2019 1:21 pm PDT Comments WGHP / Craven County via WGHP: CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) -- A lieutenant who used to work with the Craven County Sheriff's Office says he had an affair with a woman at the time of her husband's murder, WITN reports. Sharon Whitford, a former employee at a courthouse, has been on trial for two weeks. Whitford claimed she shot her husband, Jimmy Whitford, in self-defense at their home in December 2017. Former Lt. Dan Garden testified and said he had an affair with Whitford that began in September 2017. The two spoke daily and had sexual encounters, Garden told jurors. Garden said the victim called him the same night the shooting happened, saying he knew about the affair. MORE: Former deputy in NC admits to affair with murder suspect - WGHP #LawEnforcement #Murder #NorthCarolina #Shooting #WGHP Related Stories Woman accused of leaving dog in hot car despite warning N.C. man accused of putting camera in hospital bathroom Meth, cocaine found near small child in car, 2 arrested: Sheriff TCDPOD: Exonerated 28 years later; Pimping to raise bond; Astronaut crime Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.