Deputy charged with misconduct PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 18:42

(Sheriff’s Deputy arrested)…35 year old Stephen Lankford was taken into custody Monday.

 A warrant was issued for his arrest last week. He was arrested on suspicion of using his position as a law enforcement officer to engage in oral sex. A complaint was filed against the Deputy on February 20th. The department immediately initiated an investigation. If found guilty, Lankford could be sentenced to probation to up to 8 years in prison. Lankford was placed on Administrative leave at the beginning of the investigation. After his arrest this week, he was booked into County Jail, with his bail set at $40,000.