Today November 28, 2016 after an investigation by the Arkansas State Police Robert G. Retford was arrested on a charge of Sexual Assault in the Third Degree. This is a Class C felony charge which under Arkansas law can carry a term of up to 3-10 years in jail and/or a fine of 0-$10,000.00.
This is in reference to a complaint that was made on or about September 10, 2016. At the time of this report Mr. Retford was an employee of the Johnson Co. Sheriff’s Dept. After receiving the complaint Mr. Retford was placed on administrative leave and I asked the Arkansas State Police to take over the investigation since it involved an employee of our agency.
Mr. Retford is currently incarcerated and has been scheduled for a court appearance in January 2017.