Lucas County Sheriff’s office charges officer arrested for drugs

A Lucas County corrections officer arrested June 18 after authorities said they found cocaine in his South Toledo house has been charged administratively by the sheriff’s office, authorities said.

Thomas Walker, 24, of 1843 Airport Hwy. was charged by internal affairs investigators with dishonesty, truthfulness, associating/consorting, and conduct unbecoming of an officer. He has been on paid administrative leave since his arrest, authorities said.

Mr. Walker pleaded not guilty during his arraignment June 19 in Toledo Municipal Court to a misdemeanor charge of permitting drug abuse. He is free on a $500 bond. 

Authorities found cocaine in his residence after they served a search warrant about 6:20 p.m., court records show.

Mr. Walker has worked for the sheriff’s office for two years and had a clean disciplinary history, authorities said.



Randall County Correction officer fired after sex charge

A Randall County corrections officer has been fired following his arrest on suspicion of aggravated sexual assault.

Police allege Derrick DeWayne White, 31, is the man responsible for assaulting an acquaintance last weekend.

Randall County Sheriff Joel Richardson said White was a supervisor for the corrections division of the sheriff’s office. He had been in that position since October and been with the sheriff’s office since December 2003, Richardson said.

“He was relieved of his duties with us. It’s an unfortunate incident for law enforcement, but you can’t expect to be given special treatment because you wear a badge,” said Richardson, who declined further comment on White’s dismissal.

A criminal complaint was filed Tuesday against White, an Amarillo resident. The charge stems from an incident Saturday, Amarillo police Cpl. Jerry Neufeld said. “We were given an anonymous tip,” he said.

Police then spoke with the alleged victim, who provided officers with her account of the incident.

Police believe White used a pistol during the assault, Neufeld said.

White bonded out of jail Tuesday, according to jail records.

Neufeld said the investigation is ongoing.