Probation Officer Arrested

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) A male probation officer in northwest Florida wearing a blond wig, black miniskirt, fishnet stockings and no shoes has been charged with driving under the influence and drug possession.

Bay County Sheriff's officials say 44-year-old Ryder Laramore of Marianna was charged with DUI, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia Tuesday.

He is the son of Public Defender Herman Laramore.

Laramore is being represented by the public defender's office.

His attorney, Doug White, says it's still too early in the judicial process and it was unclear if Herman Laramore's office would defend his son.

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  • by J Location: Earth on Dec 9, 2008 at 04:29 PM
    He is just as entitled to a public defender as anyone else. People like to cast stones. There are a lot of innocent people on probation because of DA intimidation ("I WILL see you in prison, can take this deal....) P.O.s are no different. Some are worse scum than those they "watch", some are saints. Most people want things "tough on criminals" until they end up in that very same boat for something they didn't think would ever happen to them, or they did something they didn't even think was against the law. Remember: ignorance of the law is no excuse, now, check in with your P.O. twice a month, plus a field visit, drug tests, and polygraphs twice a year at a minimum. Should cost you about $2000 a year, once you find another job to replace the one you got fired from because of the write up in the newspaper about you, plus all the free emotional and verbal abuse your P.O. can dump on you.
  • by Barbara Location: Tallahassee on Sep 26, 2008 at 06:21 PM
    I have know this family for a long time, and I think for them to suffer due to what he has done is really sad, they did not do it he did, why want pain on a family. the already have pain, You must hate the fact that the Laramore's have educated theirselves, and apparently you haven't or you would have thought twice to admitting to knowing people on probation. You do need to grow up and get a new life, people in glass houses should throw no stones, it is a sad thing for you to wish suffering for the family. I pray for them that they don't lose everything from this. I am saddened for them. I do agree that Herman's office should not defend him, that could be a conflict of interest. Never judge a family for what one does. Remember, you don't want that to happen to you do you. Get a life.
  • by jim Location: lownes on Sep 26, 2008 at 03:48 PM
    good job nothing makes me happier than the smeel of a crooked law enforsement officer in handcuffs in the morning.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 26, 2008 at 03:42 PM
  • by minty Location: nfla on Sep 26, 2008 at 05:34 AM
    Dixie Outlaw; You didn't think real hard before making an a** of yourself, did you? You want his family to suffer? You are no better than your 3 friends. You should pull youself up out of the gutter and stop trying to pull others (like this man's family) down into it with you and your 3 friends. Perhaps you should even look into getting new friends.
  • by Are u Miss Perfect? Location: Fl on Sep 26, 2008 at 04:37 AM
    Dixie Outlaw...where did you get the idea that probation officers were big shots,they dont make enough to be little shots. As for hoping his family suffers for HIS mistake I hope someone in your family ruins your life by THEIR actions. As for hnowing 3 probationers personally I can assume you are trailer park scum. I dont like to call names but you need to check your own closet before you start running others down.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 26, 2008 at 03:56 AM
    ALL the people that he violated while he was their probation officer are going to be released from prison! fl. can't have meth-heads making decisions whether a person is going to lose their freedom!
  • by Commonsense Location: Tallahassee on Sep 26, 2008 at 02:42 AM
    Maybe he was working undercover, lol. This is right out of Reno 911...
  • by Dixie Outlaw on Sep 25, 2008 at 03:38 PM
    i love this news! i am from jackson county. i know 3 people right now that are on probation with this scumbag as their officer!!!! i hope his life and his family's life is ruined. i love to see the big shots fall from their pedastal!
  • by duh Location: madison on Sep 25, 2008 at 12:47 PM
    Larry, you really need to get real! why shouldn't he have a public defender? What because he's a probation officer, at least he's had a job and paid taxes for this very position to be paid, so why not reap the benifits, or let me guess you believe this is just for the people who don't have jobs, who suck the working class dry by their lack of motivation, get a life. I would be more happy seeing someone, who at least was a productive working citizen reap those benifits than some scum bag, who sits around thinking the world owes them yet another check, or that is out there robbing and killing people because they work and have nice things, useing the service. Those are the people that should have to represent themselves or pay for a lawyer. Is it not enough that once criminals go to jail, we pay to put 'em up in a "house", "feed" 'em three meals a day, then we pay for them to go to court, GET A LIFE.
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