Tuesday, August 30, 2011
A Phoenix police officer was arrested during a prostitution sting in El Paso, Texas. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office Strike Team arrested Officer Sheldon Czegledi, 47, along with 14 others. According to a sheriff's office report, Czegledi approached a deputy working undercover as a decoy/female prostitute Friday night and solicited the deputy for sexual intercourse for a fee of $45. Czegledi then drove his vehicle into the parking lot of a motel. According to the report, he gave the deputy $5 as a deposit and stated he would return. Other deputies conducted a traffic stop and took Czegledi into custody. Czegledi is a 14-year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department and is currently assigned as a patrol officer at Central City Precinct. Sgt. Steve Martos with the Phoenix Police Department said an administrative investigation will be launched.
OSBI agents arrested Brian Lee Kepler Tuesday evening at the Amber Police Department.
Kepler, 35, was arrested for feloniously pointing a firearm.
Officials say the charge stems from an argument between he and his wife Aug. 24.
Kepler allegedly pointed his gun at his wife and spoke about a murder-suicide.
Agents say Kepler also waved the gun near the couple's two-year-old twin children and said, "Which one do you want me to shoot first?"
He was booked into the Grady County Jail Tuesday evening.