Corrections officer arrested - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Corrections officer arrested

A corrections officer who worked at Martin Correctional Institution in Indiantown has been arrested.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says its agents arrested James Yearby of Palm City.

He's charged with introducing contraband into a state correctional facility.  

FDLE says its investigation began last August after Yearby was reportedly overhead talking about the possibility of providing cellphones in exchange for money.

Yearby offered two cell phones for $1,500.00, according to investigators and at a later date also offered pre-paid cellular cards for $5,000.

Agents booked Yearby into the Martin County Jail. His bond was set at $15,000.  

Scripps Only Content 2017

Powered by Frankly

1100 Banyan Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Raycom Media. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.