WALTON COUNTY, Fla— A detention deputy working at the Walton County Jail has been terminated and arrested after an investigation reportedly revealed he stole money from an inmate, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office has announced.
According to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO), it launched an investigation on December 16 into the actions of Jordan Tyler Rogers, 37, while he was working as a deputy at the county jail.
Rogers was immediately placed on administrative leave, the WCSO said in its statement.
“Numerous hours of video were reviewed from the facility, and audits were conducted regarding the inmate’s property. During the investigation, multiple discrepancies were discovered,” the WCSO said.
“After refusing a polygraph, Rogers later confessed during an interview to stealing $150 from the victim while he was being booked into jail.”
Rogers is charged with petit theft and official misconduct. He was arrested and booked into the Walton County Jail Wednesday evening.
Rogers was hired in August 2021 and had previously worked for the Department of Corrections for 16 years, the WCSO reported.
“We must hold ourselves – as public servants – to the highest standard,” said Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson.
“We must act when the oath we swore to uphold is betrayed by one of our own. We owe it to the people we serve and those who perform this job honorable and honestly to be transparent about this incident.”