Within a day and a half of each other, two corrections officers and a Fort Myers Police Officer all made some pretty bad decisions in separate incidents. Not only did they decide to break the law, but they also got busted in the process.
First up is 49-year-old George Easterly. It appears that Easterly, a Hendry County Corrections Officer likes to check out little girls on the 'net, but does not know how to fix a computer. Late last month, he called his son up in Jacksonville because he ran into a little bit of 'puter problems and wanted to see if he could fix it. While working on daddy's computer, his son stumbled upon pictures of young females in compromising positions and doing various sexual acts. The girls are reportedly between the ages of 10 to 17-years-old. Easterly's son, although apprehensive at first, did the right thing and reported his father to Jacksonville Police and Collier County's Sheriff's Office. Easterly was arrested on 10 counts of child pornography with his bond set at $100,000.
The second idiot to get caught was none other than 40-year-old Leon Young. Young, a Fort Myers Police Officer, decided that he was going to do a little drinking before driving right towards a check point early Saturday morning. Young hoped to out smart the cops and attempted to turn around in a parking lot when he realized where he was heading. Of course, this made police even more suspicious and they approached his vehicle. Police suspected right away that he was drinking by the obvious blood shot eyes and the way he was speaking. They also believe he may have been doing a little weed as remnants were still on his shirt and dogs positively hit on the presence of it, but nothing was found in the car. Young made it clear early on that he was not going to be taking a breathalyzer test and refused a field sobriety test. He simply told them he wanted to be taken to jail, but then eventually did do the sobriety test and naturally failed. Now he found himself on the way to jail. I love when people get what they want! In the process of the booking, he felt the need to accuse the arresting deputy and the deputy's father of being members in the KKK. Well, I never would have thought those accusations would get you off on charges and I guess I was right as Young is still facing a misdemeanor DUI charge.
And last, but certainly not least would be William Edwards representing the Lee County Sheriff's Office as a Corrections Officer. It seems that 23-year-old Edwards and a friend wanted to do a little B&E at O'Brien Auto Park around 2am Sunday morning and was observed throwing a small bag over the fence. Police arrived and caught Edwards and his partner-in-crime inside of the fence and although they denied they were up to no good when questioned because, ya know, we all hang out at O'Brien's at that time, police still thought something was up. After a short search, police found the bag described by the witness and it contained 18 lug nuts. Later on, police discovered Edwards' tools near a 2008 blue Suburu Impreza that happened to be missing it's lug nuts. What a coincidence huh? Edwards and his not-yet-named accomplice were charged with burglary of a structure, possession of burglary tools with intent to use, and petty theft and Edwards has been placed on administrative leave.
Still currently waiting on these guys' mugs, as they have not been released yet.
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