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Deputy Arrested for Unlawful Compensation, Misuse of Confidential Information and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery

9/11/2007
 
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Volusia County Sheriff's Office announce the arrest of Gene Walton. Walton was arrested today and charged with one count of unlawful compensation, F.S. 838.016, one count of misuse of confidential information, F.S. 839.26 and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery, F.S. 812.13. Walton is a deputy with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.

Walton became a suspect after information was received by the FDLE alleging criminal activity by Walton, his acquaintance Harry Cooke and others. Cooke was also arrested and charged with one count of conspiracy to commit robbery, F.S. 812.13.

Both men were arrested without incident and are being transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail. Walton will be held on a $21,000 bond and Cooke on a $10,000 bond.

For more information, contact:
Brandon Haught
Volusia County Sheriff's Office
386-254-4602

Sharon Gogerty
Public Information Officer
FDLE - Orlando
(904) 360-7100