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Press Release
May 1, 2019
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Florida Correctional Officer Arrested

OCALA, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of Correctional Officer Melissa Van Keuren. Van Keuren is charged with three counts of falsifying official state documents and two counts of malicious battery of an inmate.

Following the arrest Van Keuren was transported to the Marion County Jail. The OIG acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by State Attorney Brad King of the 5th Judicial Circuit of Florida and Police Chief Greg Graham of the Ocala Police Department.

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.

Information regarding a victim’s statement and identity. § 945.10(1)(f); 119.071(2)(j), F.S.

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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.

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