Johnson County
Sheriff's Office
Clarksville, Arkansas
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Former Detention Officer Charged After Inmate Meds Disappear

A former Johnson County Detention Officer has been charged with Theft of Property and Possession of a Controlled Substance after an investigation revealed that he took inmate prescription medications on different ocassions between December 19, 2009 and January 17, 2010. Charlie Cauldwell, age 33 of Ozark was issued a summons to appear in district court on March 29, 2010. It was determined that inmate meds were missing and surveillance was set up in the med room which showed Cauldwell taking the prescription meds and placing them in his pocket instead of the inmate med cup. Cauldwell was terminated after an interview with Sheriff's Office detectives on January 19.