A Kings County Sheriff's deputy has been arrested on charges of embezzlement and planting evidence, authorities said Sunday.
Nicholas Ray Simpson, 33, is in custody following a felony investigation by the county District Attorney's Office and the Department of Justice. Sheriff Dave Robinson told The Sentinel that these charges stem from an on-duty incident involving the deputy, but did not elaborate further.
Robinson said officials plan to hold a press conference on Monday to publicly address the charges against Simpson, who is being held at the Kings County Jail in lieu of $105,000 bail.
Records show that he is accused of fraud, embezzlement by an officer, petty theft and planting evidence.
More details will be released as they become available.