Former Floyd County, Georgia Sheriff’s Officer Under Arrest

Former Floyd Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Pleads Guilty to Theft

A former Floyd County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant entered a GUILTY plea to theft charges recently in Superior Court.

The Rome News Tribune reports that Cody James Waters – who had been in charge of Floyd County’s “Anti-Drug CHAMP Program” in local schools, had stolen nearly $7,000 in funds, with those thefts reportedly beginning during the pandemic.

Waters was arrested on the theft charges back in March of 2022, after an investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.  The GBI stepped in to take over the investigation at the request of Floyd County Sheriff Dave Roberson.

Recently, the 26-year-old Waters, pleaded guilty to two counts of Theft by Taking and Making False Statements, as well as a Violation of the Oath of Office.  Waters was sentenced to serve three years in prison – and also seventeen years on probation.  He must all repay all the stolen funds and perform 400 hours of community service upon his release from prison.

(Rome News Tribune in Georgia)


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