Paine College Officer Arrested
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Antonio Burton, who is a Public Safety Officer at Paine College, was arrested on May 13. Officer Burton was on duty, in uniform, but in his personal vehicle when he was stopped by Richmond County Sheriff’s deputies. When the deputies approached Burton’s black Honda Accord, they stated they could smell marijuana. Burton was taken into custody and his vehicle was searched. The deputies found cocaine in the vehicle. 30 year old Antonio Burton was booked into the Charles B. Webster Detention Center for Possession of Cocaine. None of the articles on this story mention whether marijuana or marijuana residue was found.
Texas Officer Arrested for Stalking
Rio Grande City police officer, Jake Rodriguez, was arrested on May 13 for Stalking. Officer Rodriguez was a seven year veteran of the Rio Grande City Police Department. Allegations of stalking came to light and Officer Rodriguez was placed on administrative leave on March 10 while the investigation was being conducted. Rodriguez was arrested by the Starr County Special Crimes Unit. He was booked by the Starr County Sheriff’s Office and was released on a personal recognizance bond. No details about the stalking, or the victim, have been released.