Volunteer deputy arrested for stalking | News
Lakeland, FL - Polk County Sheriff's deputies arrested a PCSO Volunteer Reserve Deputy Sheriff Monday for allegedly using his position to look up personal information and stalk a woman.
They say Jeffrey Musser resigned his volunteer status upon his arrest, but they say he would have been terminated if he had not.
He's been charged with one count Stalking.
According to the sheriff's office, Musser is employed as a home health care nurse full-time for Pro-Med and Bay Care, and also works at St. Joseph's Hospital.
Musser attended an evening law enforcement academy to become a certified law enforcement officer.
The arrest affidavit says 46-year-old Musser of Lakeland used his position as a volunteer law enforcement officer to identify the victim and obtain her personal information, such as her address, and then locate her and follow her.
Over a period of 19 days, investigators say Musser intentionally made unwanted contact with the victim on at least three separate occasions, putting the victim in fear for her safety and causing her emotional stress.
Deputies interviewed Musser, and he admitted that he used his access to the confidential driver's license database to find out the victim's personal information and admitted to going to her residence to speak to her.
He was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail. He is being held on no bond pending a first appearance hearing today.
Further charges are pending investigation into his misuse of official databases.