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Lee County jail officers punished after inmates found with phones

Posted April 21, 2015

Robert Ellis Fleming
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— The Lee County Sheriff's Office fired one jail officer and arrested another Tuesday after they were linked to inmates who had cellphones in the county jail.

On April 3, four inmates at the Lee County Jail were charged with possession of the phones. An investigation linked two jail officers to the phones and both lost their jobs.

Robert Ellis Fleming, 35, 122 Big Man Drive in Sanford was charged with providing an inmate with a cellphone and other contraband, and with receiving a bribe.

He was being held in Lee County Jail under $50,000 secured bond.

The sheriff's office did not identify the other jail officer, who has not been charged but did lose his job.

The investigation is ongoing.

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  • Lisa Menendez Apr 22, 2015
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    Sorry Dorinda - My husband is a cop and I speaking on the educated side. If jail was so bad, then why did you get to see so many repeated offenders? Free meals a day, cable TV, exercise and sleep... Most people in jail are guilty. Like DUI, breaking and entering, assault and so forth... These guys who lost their job has shed some light if you want to speak in terms of educated... Truly hope you're not employed by the Dept. of Corrections.

  • Sammy Macloud Apr 21, 2015
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    guess you are unable to recognize sarcasm, huh? smh

  • Sammy Macloud Apr 21, 2015
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    "he other jail officer, who has not been charged but did lose his job."

    HE should be charged as well. we need to QUIT slapping criminals (that's what they are now) on the wrist.

  • Dorinda Hayes Apr 21, 2015
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    Danita doesn't know what she is talking about. Totally clueless. If you ever worked in a prison or jail, you would realize how uneducated your statement was. I have worked in one, and it is hell on earth in there. Also people in jail, many are still innocent until proven guilty. They do not receive lavish gifts, and it is nowhere I would want to be

  • Chad Johnson Apr 21, 2015
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    for ya

  • Chad Johnson Apr 21, 2015
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    Sanford you ya lolol

  • Lisa Menendez Apr 21, 2015
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    Why would we punish the offficers... Prisoners have all other rights, might as well have a phone.

  • Jeff Abbott Apr 21, 2015
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    122 Big Man Drive? lol! You can't make this stuff up.