A former police chief and police officer were arrested and charged with theft in office, the Lake County Prosecuting Attorney said today.
Former Timberlake Police Chief David Phillips and former Timberlake Police Officer Carrie Ann Murray are in the Lake County jail, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office.
Both have been charged with two counts of theft from office, and Phillips was also charged with two counts of tampering with records. The indictment charges that the thefts occurred in October of last year.
Friday, April 11, 2014
The investigation started this week when Mr. George and an undercover investigator acting as a mother of two children ages 9 and 12 started chatting online.
After a couple of days of chatting, Mr. George asked to meet up with the mother and her children for sexual purposes.
The undercover investigator met with Mr. George at the Kroger on Salem Rd where he was arrested.
Mr. George is currently employed with The Department of Community Corrections in Little Rock as a Correctional Officer and a part time Patrol Officer at Guy Police Department.
He was also employed at the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy in 2007 until he was later terminated May, 2013.
He was rehired in 2013 as a Detention Officer and quit one month later in October, 2013.
The Investigation is ongoing and Mr. George is being held with No Bond until his first appearance on Monday 04/14/14.