QUINCY, FL (WTXL) - On Thursday, the former captain of the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office was convicted of stealing during an arrest.
This came following accusations he stole nearly $1,800 during an arrest.
A four day trial wrapped up Thursday, where former Captain James Corder was convicted with violating the civil rights of an arrestee, as well as making false statements in a federal investigation.
According to court documents, Corder stole $1,785 belonging to someone he arrested in July of 2013 and that he then lied about the theft to federal investigators.
Sentencing is scheduled for April. Corder could face up to 26 years in prison.
On Friday, Gadsden County Sheriff Morris A. Young released a statement regarding Corder's conviction:
"As Sheriff, it is my responsibility to ensure the safety of our community which includes holding those within my administration to higher standards. When we were notified of the complaint against Jim Corder; we immediately complied with the State. This is an unfortunate situation. However, transparency is one of the cornerstones of my administration and now the judicial process has taken its course. My thoughts and prayers are with both families."