Two Gwinnett County sheriff's deputies are facing serious charges.
Citing the ongoing investigation, authorities did not reveal what kind of property was allegedly stolen. Arrest warrants for Roriquez and Cowburn also did not specify what was taken, though the property was valued between $1,500 and $5,000.
March 18 was a Saturday. The theft allegedly took place between 8 and 10:30 a.m.
“Sheriff Butch Conway expects every member of his staff to follow the law, both on duty and off,” Volkodav said. “Our deputies are not above the law and are expected to follow it. It is a serious breach of trust any time that we learn that one has not and it is not tolerated.”
Channel 2 Action News reported that Roriquez and Cowburn are on administrate leave but have also been served with a “notice of intent to terminate.”
Their arrests continue a recent trend of Gwinnett deputies being accused of breaking the law.
Deputy Michael Lomax resigned in November after being arrested on child molestation and sodomy charges. He's accused of having sexual encounters with a 13-year-old boy.
Five other sheriff's deputies have also been arrested since 2012, including: