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Press Release
May 30, 2018
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Florida Correctional Officer Arrested

WEWAHITCHKA, Fla. – The Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of Correctional Officer Julia Eagerton. Eagerton is charged with introducing contraband into a state correctional institution, possession of narcotics, and unlawful compensation.

Following the arrest, Eagerton was transferred to the Gulf County Jail. The OIG acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office in the 14th Judicial Circuit.

For more information regarding the Department’s Office of Inspector General, please visit www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ig.html.

Click here to see the affadavit. The following exemptions apply to the redactions:

The home addresses, telephone numbers, including cellular and personal pager numbers, social security numbers, dates of birth, and photographs of active or former department employees and/or their spouses and children; places of employment; daycare facilities, and/or schools of active or former department employees’ spouses and children (sections 119.071 (4)(d), F.S. and 945.10(1)(e), F.S.

Active criminal investigation or criminal intelligence information. 119.071(2)(c), F.S.

119.071(2)(e), F.S., exempting all information “revealing the substance of a confession” by a person arrested until there is a final disposition in the case.

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As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 97,000 inmates and supervises nearly 167,000 offenders in the community.

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