Bribery case prompts sheriff's office program changes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A bribery case against a former home confinement officer in West Virginia has prompted the sheriff's office he worked for to make procedural changes.

Kanawha County Sheriff's Office home confinement program chief Harry Carpenter tells The Charleston Gazette-Mail two major changes have been instituted after Jacques Vance pleaded guilty to a single felony bribery charge last month.

Vance admitted to accepting $4,000 between Oct. 7, 2015, and April 17, 2017, from a man under his supervision in exchange for not reporting the man violated his home confinement. Vance is scheduled for sentencing on Tuesday in county court.

Carpenter says the cases of people on home confinement have been redistributed among the six home confinement officers on staff. Those cases will rotate among the officers roughly every three months.


Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail,
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10/30/2017 11:34:04 AM (GMT -4:00)