April 1, 2019
Former Correctional Officer Arrested
LAKE BUTLER, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of former Correctional Officer Kenneth Johns. Johns is charged with official misconduct, bribery, unlawful use of a two-way communication device and introduction of contraband in two Florida counties.
Following the arrest, Johns was transported to the Bradford County Jail. The OIG acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by Chief State Attorney Luis Bustamante, State Attorney for the Eighth Judicial Circuit William Cervone and Special Agent in Charge John Burke of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
For more information on the Department’s Office of the Inspector General, please visit: http://www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ig.html.
Click here to see the affidavit. The following exemptions apply to the redactions:
The home addresses, telephone numbers, including cellular and personal pager numbers, social security numbers, dates of birth, and photographs of active or former department employees and/or their spouses and children; places of employment; daycare facilities, and/or schools of active or former department employees’ spouses and children (sections 119.071 (4)(d), F.S. and 945.10(1)(e), F.S.
119.071[e], F.S., exempting all information “revealing the substance of a confession” by a person arrested until there is a final disposition in the case
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 96,000 inmates and supervises nearly 166,000 offenders in the community.