- Associated Press - Friday, December 14, 2018

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Marion County Sheriff’s officials say a jail guard allowed her boyfriend to sell her firearm for $60.

According to an internal affairs report, former Marion County jail inmate Dustyn Purser sold Deputy Kelly Robert’s agency-issued gun to a mechanic. Robert was a guard at the jail at the time.

The report says the alleged couple bought the gun back a week later. Investigators said Kelly also pawned her agency-issued flashlight for $35.

The investigation started in June after Robert said Purser had taken her gun and threatened to kill her.

She resigned during the probe. The Ocala Star-Banner reports neither was charged in the incident.

Purser is back in prison serving time for burglary and grand theft.

Robert is the fourth deputy to resign amid the investigation. The sheriff’s office says at least two deputies had inappropriate relationships with male inmates. One married an inmate.


Information from: Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner, http://www.starbanner.com/

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