May 23, 2019
Florida Correctional Officer Arrested
MILTON, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of Correctional Officer Michael Bence. Bence is charged with one count of perjury by false written declaration and one count of battery on an inmate by an employee of the Department of Corrections.
Following the arrest Bence was transported to the Santa Rosa County Jail. The OIG acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by State Attorney William "Bill" Eddins of the 1st Judicial Circuit of Florida and Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson.
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.
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.