Following the announcement last week that Harford County Detention Center supervisor Maj. Michael Capasso would retire at the end of the month, Chief Deputy Col. Gregory Carlevaro has been assigned as acting warden on a temporary basis, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office said.
Carlevaro has been with the Sheriff’s Office since October 1975. Before his appointment to the position of chief deputy by Sheriff Jesse Bane in December 2006, he held the rank of captain and was commander of administrative services.
“Effective April 1, 2012, Col. Carlevaro will assume the role of acting warden and will temporarily be working at the detention center,” Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Monica Worrell said. “Major Dale Stonesifer will assume the duties of chief deputy temporarily while Col. Carlevaro is assigned to the detention center.”
Worrell declined comment Thursday on the agency’s long-term plans regarding the leadership structure of the jail.
Capasso announced his retirement Tuesday in an e-mail to the agency, following 25 years of service, all at the detention center. He took over supervisory duties at the facility in December, following the retirement of Warden Elwood DeHaven. Capasso had been promoted to major in February 2011 to serve as assistant warden.
At the time of DeHaven’s retirement, Sheriff Jesse Bane said no new warden would be named to the position due to economic reasons and a desire to restructure the agency’s operations.
Carlevaro will be the detention center’s third day-to-day commander in approximately five months, a time span which saw two deaths connected to the jail during that time.