DeKalb Co. officer arrested, fired for theft from detainee - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

DeKalb Co. officer arrested, fired for theft from detainee

Culpepper was terminated from his job as a corrections officer and arrested on a charge of third-degree theft. Culpepper was terminated from his job as a corrections officer and arrested on a charge of third-degree theft.
DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

An officer at the DeKalb County Detention Center has been arrested for stealing from a detainee.

Sheriff Jimmy Harris said that his office worked with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Office of Professional Responsibility after the ICE received a complaint from a detainee who said that $325 was missing from his property after being booked into the detention center.

John Weston Culpepper was arrested Wednesday following the results of that investigation. Culpepper was charged with third-degree theft of property. At the time of the incident, he was a corrections officer at the DeKalb County Detention Center.

Sheriff Harris confirmed that Culpepper was terminated from his position.

"Law enforcement officers hold the public's trust, and even though sometimes it is tough to do so, we must be held to the standards we enforce," Harris said.

Culpepper was booked into the DeKalb County Detention Center. His bond is $1,500.

Copyright 2013 WAFF. All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • DCSS prepared for state testing after missed storm days

    DCSS prepared for state testing after missed storm days

    Monday, April 24 2017 7:40 AM EDT2017-04-24 11:40:19 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Students in Dougherty County schools begin Georgia Milestones testing Monday after it was delayed due to missed instructional time in January.

    More >>

    Students in Dougherty County schools begin Georgia Milestones testing Monday after it was delayed due to missed instructional time in January.

    More >>
  • Future theatre directors see one act plays through to the stage

    Future theatre directors see one act plays through to the stage

    Sunday, April 23 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-04-24 03:43:06 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Future theatre directors saw their plays come to life on stage this weekend at Albany State University's East Campus. This weekend, ASU students participated in a One Act Play Festival.

    More >>

    Future theatre directors saw their plays come to life on stage this weekend at Albany State University's East Campus. This weekend, ASU students participated in a One Act Play Festival.

    More >>
  • DOCO students prepare for state testing

    DOCO students prepare for state testing

    Sunday, April 23 2017 5:14 PM EDT2017-04-23 21:14:05 GMT
    Students begin state testing Monday. (Source: WALB)Students begin state testing Monday. (Source: WALB)

    Students in Dougherty County are resting their brains Sunday night as they prepare for state testing.  On Monday, all students, grades three through twelve will begin Georgia Milestones testing. 

    More >>

    Students in Dougherty County are resting their brains Sunday night as they prepare for state testing.  On Monday, all students, grades three through twelve will begin Georgia Milestones testing. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly