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Lowndes Deputy Arrested, Fired For Involvement In Robbery

By: Lowndes County Sheriff's Office Email
By: Lowndes County Sheriff's Office Email

Press Release: Lowndes County Sheriff's Office

In recent days, Sheriff Chris Prine was made aware of an incident in which an employee from the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office was alleged to have participated in the robbery of a citizen by intimidation.

Upon learning of this, Sheriff Prine immediately ordered the initiation of a criminal investigation and an investigation by the department’s internal affairs unit. Jason Stacks was placed on administrative leave immediately after the allegation surfaced pending the outcome of this investigation.

As a result of the investigation, investigators learned that on August 17, 2013 Jason Stacks, who was employed as a deputy with the Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop of a Hispanic male on North Ashley Street and was assisted by two {2} other persons, Miguel Reyes and Gloria Gallego.

Once the victim was stopped, the trio demanded money from the victim in exchange for not arresting him. The victim complied and paid the group $300.00 and was released.

Miguel Reyes was arrested and is currently in the Hamilton County Jail awaiting extradition back to Lowndes County. Gloria Gallego is at the Lowndes County Jail. Jason Stacks was transported to another jail facility.

Jason Stacks’ employment has been terminated.

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