Sunday, March 16, 2014

Deputy Bobby Joe Chandler Arrested for Sexual Battery on Juvenile

A Harrison County deputy who once served as deputy warden at the county jail has been accused of sexual battery.

Bobby Joe Chandler, 64, of Gulfport, was arrested Saturday on a charge that alleges sexual involvement with a girl who is a juvenile.

Sheriff Melvin Brisolara confirmed the arrest Monday.

"He was terminated today," Brisolara said.

Chandler was booked at the Hancock County jail and held on a $100,000.

Booking him at a neighboring jail is standard procedure to ensure his safety, the sheriff said.

Chandler had been promoted to deputy warden at the Harrison County jail Feb. 1, 2008.

Brisolara said Chandler served in that capacity less than a year and was named maintenance manager of buildings used by the sheriff's office, including the jail and work center.

"He didn't work in the enforcement part," Brisolara said, "but under the state Constitution, he was still considered a deputy."

The attorney general's office is investigating the case.

Third Arrest for Sgt. Thomas Haymond for Drunk Driving

Report from October 10, 2013

A San Francisco police sergeant has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and hit and run after he allegedly crashed his private vehicle into a parked car in the Sunset District while he was off duty, authorities said Thursday.

Sgt. Thomas Haymond 52, a 22-year veteran assigned to Central Station, was booked on suspicion of misdemeanor drunken driving and hit and run with property damage stemming from the wreck Tuesday night, records show.

Police say Haymond was driving his car when he rear-ended the parked car at 12th Avenue and Lawton Street at 8:35 p.m.

"There was enough impact where his car launched that parked vehicle into a tree," said Officer Albie Esparza, a police spokesman. "There was moderate damage to both vehicles."

Recent Video of latest Accident March 2014
It also states in the video that he was arrested for the same charge in 2006.