St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s employee arrested after pointing gun at wife

A St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s assistant warden was arrested Tuesday morning after pointing a gun at his wife and threatening to kill her, Sheriff Greg Champagne said.

Troy Self, 49, was taken into custody on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Self has been suspended without pay and there will be an internal investigation, Champagne said. His bond has not been set.

Self has worked for the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office since 1985


Indicted Bourbon County jail officials not working

PARIS, KY (AP) – Court documents show a Bourbon County jailer and his chief deputy – indicted following a jail house death – are not working while charges against them are resolved.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that court documents showed Jailer Tony Horn and Chief Deputy Jailer Sandy Dotson agreed to stay out of the Bourbon County Detention Center so they could be cited into court, rather than arrested.

The paper reported Horn and Dotson retain their job titles and continue to get paid.

Horn is accused of destroying e-mails following the death of 28-year-old Daniel Trimble, who was found dead in his cell Feb. 15. An autopsy concluded that Trimble died of “asphyxiation due to hanging.”

Horn is charged with tampering with public records and official misconduct.

Dotson faces charges of evidence tampering and official misconduct.

The Herald-Leader reported Horn did not return phone messages and Dotson could not be reached for comment.


Corrections Officer Accused Of Stealing Program Money

A corrections officer has been accused of stealing money that inmates had paid as part of a pretrial release program.

James Allen Canty, 37, who worked for the Monitored Release Program, has been charged with one count of third-degree grand theft.Representatives of State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle’s office said an inmate’s mother complained that Canty himself had cashed a $190 money order that was supposed to pay for her son’s participation in the program. The woman said the program never received her money.

Authorities said an audit showed that Canty had cashed 19 other money orders worth between $50 and $330 apiece that were supposed to go to the program.According to the state attorney’s office, the inmates who submitted the money order payments to Canty were told to leave the “Payable To” line blank on the money orders, which allegedly he cashed later.Canty was arrested after an investigation by the Miami-Dade Department of Corrections and the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office Public Corruption Unit.


Erie Co. Deputy Resigns After Charges of Relationship With Inmate

38-year-old Anthony Vick resigned from his job as an Erie County Deputy after being arrested yesterday, charged with sexual abuse in the second degree. The charge stems from inappropriate contact during an alleged admitted relationship between the then-deputy, who worked at the correctional facility in Alden, and an inmate held there on a forgery charge.
The sheriff’s office says the two have admitted to the relationship. But although the relationship was mutual, the undersheriff says it cannot be considered consensual because he is a deputy and she is an inmate.
If Vick had not resigned, he would have faced a disciplinary hearing with the sheriff’s office along with the misdemeanor charges. Still, the sheriff will further investigate what happened and whether any employees covered for the deputy. At this point, the undersheriff believes the staff at the jail told supervisors as soon as they found out.
He says they learned of the alleged relationship this weekend, when the unidentified 34-year-old inmate was staying at a jail in different county on Sunday to face charges there. Vick was also not at work on Sunday, and some inmates in Alden took the opportunity to tell officers about the alleged relationship. Within 48 hours of interviewing and recovering evidence such as love letters, police arrested Vick.