Corrections Officer Charged with Stealing from the Houston County JailMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Apr 30 2014 8:37 AM
Stephen Bradley Adams was taken today to the place he did work, The Houston County jail. Adams was booked on charges he stole insulin from the medical clinic there. That culminated an investigation that began when a nurse noticed a bottle of insulin missing.
"We went backed and checked our jail logs to see who had access to that area at that time of the night prior to the discovery of the theft,” said Sheriff Andy Hughes. “We developed him as a suspect at that time.”
Hughes said Adams admitted to stealing the drug when he was called in for questioning. He declined to say why Adams said he needed the insulin.
"We're not going to tolerate this type of behavior within the Sheriff’s Office and as bad as we hate to do it we're going to make sure we police our own,” said Sheriff Hughes.
Since taking office in 2007 Sheriff Hughes has terminated four officers. He has a force of about 200 officers and support personnel.
Hughes said the bottle of insulin like that stolen is worth about $140. This is why Adams can only be charged with a misdemeanor.
If convicted the former corrections officer could be sentenced up to one year in the county jail.