Sunday, August 09, 2009

Officer Donald L Silcott Arrested for Sexual Battery on Minor

A veteran Jacksonville Sheriffs Officer has been arrested on charges of sexual battery and lewd and lascivious battery on a juvenile.

Sheriff John Rutherford's office announced the arrest of 47 year-old Donald L. Silcott. He was arrested at his Orange Park home.

The alleged victim is a female who was known to Silcott, but police are not elaborating on their relationship

Silcott is a 19 year veteran of the JSO, working as an evidence technician.

Silcott is being held in the Duval County Jail.

Any time an allegation or suspicion of criminal activity involving a JSO employee ccurs, the Integrity Unit investigates. They brought in our Sex Crimes Unit, and upon investigation (and working with the State Attorney's Office) determined that charges would be filed and an arrest made," said Sheriff John Rutherford.

Silcott's status with the JSO was not clear.

Deputy Rich Lohbauer Arrested for Buying Prescription Narcotics

A Marion County Sheriff's deputy has been arrested for allegedly buying prescription narcotics.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement began investigating deputy Rich Lohbauer in May after the sheriff's office received a tip he may be buying pills.

On Friday, FDLE officers allegedly saw Lohbauer approach a woman's car and make an exchange. After being stopped, Lohbauer allegedly admitted buying 16 oxycodone pills for $100.

Chief of Staff Tim Wilder says Lohbauer was a good employee, and the arrest shocked him.

It was the second time in just over a week a Marion County deputy ended up in trouble. Earlier, Darius Harper was arrested for allegedly soliciting a prostitute.