Arkansas Parole Officer Accused of Extortion Resigns
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas probation and parole officer accused of collecting money from drug traffickers under her supervision has resigned.
Roxanne Davis submitted a resignation letter to her superiors on Wednesday, two days after federal prosecutors announced her arrest.
A court document filed this week accused the Wynne woman of accepting cash payments from a convicted murderer who had been paroled and a man who was on probation from two drug-trafficking convictions.
In return for the money, prosecutors say Davis didn’t enforce their parole and probation conditions.
Prosecutors say Davis was intercepted talking to the parolee on a wiretap used in a corruption and drug trafficking investigation dubbed Operation Delta Blues.
Davis’ attorney, Robert William Francis, didn’t immediately return a phone message seeking comment.