Frederick turned himself in authorities after an arrest warrant was issued earlier in the day. He is charged with sexual battery.
The Garner Police Department says it issued the warrant after concluding its investigation into a sexual assault allegation that happened on September 1, 2010.
The incident allegedly happened in the former offices of the Garner EMS and Rescue Squad.
Frederick was employed as the Chief of Garner EMS and Rescue at the time of the incident. He resigned from his position as chief on Sept. 7.