- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Polk County sheriff’s office says a deputy assigned to the jail has been accused of theft and official misconduct.

A prosecutor from Marion County, Keir (Boettcher (BECH’-er), said Tuesday that he couldn’t release details of the allegations.

The sheriff’s office says Deputy Josh Williams is on paid leave during the investigation. He’s to appear in court May 22.

Williams has been in the sheriff’s office since 2004.

Polk County Sheriff Bob Wolfe told the Salem Statesman Journal (https://stjr.nl/1jq1wkU) that Williams’ duties include booking and receiving prisoners, and caring for them.

Wolfe said he asked deputies and prosecutors from Marion County to handle the investigation.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, https://www.statesmanjournal.com

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