A Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputy resigned after being accused of having sex with a female suspect, supplying her with confiscated drugs and improperly possessing three dozen driver’s licenses, according to an Internal Affairs investigation.
Deputy Jarrod Heyse, who was hired in 2004, was to have his appointment withdrawn Monday, but instead on Friday wrote a one-line resignation letter to Sheriff Mike Scott effective that same day.
Heyse’s story unraveled after a 23-year-old woman was arrested in February on drug charges. She told detectives that she was having a sexual relationship with the 27-year-old Heyse since he threatened to arrest her back in 2008.
The woman said Heyse was going to arrest her in 2008 for disorderly conduct, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and trespassing. She was handcuffed, put in the back of his cruiser and told to have someone respond to get her car, reports show.
She could not contact anyone, so Heyse took her home and left. About an hour later – after his shift ended – he returned to her house in uniform and driving his marked patrol car, according to reports. He “provided her with a Xanax pill before they had sex,” reports show.
The woman told detectives that on other occasions Heyse supplied her with drugs he had taken from other people. She also informed detectives that Heyse would “run tags” and give her the confidential information.
Nothing in the report released Tuesday shows proof that Heyse gave her drugs or used the DAVID system to get information for Bowman. During the investigation, deputies recorded telephone conversations between Heyse and the woman but did not find anything conclusive.
Heyse is also accused of having 36 driver’s license and identification cards in his patrol car that should have been placed into evidence. In 20 of the 36, investigators could not find where Heyse had contact with the people named on the identification.
n Another deputy from the Sheriff’s Office was disciplined after an investigation showed she was abusive. Keisha Miller, who was hired in 1999, was demoted from sergeant to deputy and will lose 5 percent of her pay.
Documents show seven subordinates said she yelled at deputies in the presence of coworkers and inmates, making them feel demeaned, belittled and it was unprofessional. Words she used included “stupid” and “crazy.” She also was found to have used disrespectful language or gestures toward supervisors on several occasions while she was being counseled on issue. Miller raised her voice, became agitated, defensive and accusatory.