Santa Rosa County Deputy arrested for child porn appears in court

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SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) —

Update (12/19):  Jeffery Perkins made a video appearance at the Santa Rosa County Courthouse Wedn Perkins bond was set at $410,000. Perkins faces a $400,000 dollar bond for the eight counts of child porn. He also faces $5,000 dollar bond each for the aggravated assault and improper exhibition of a firearm. Perkin’s attorney argues for a lower bond, saying that Perkins had not been in trouble before and he was not a flight risk. The state argued for a higher bond, because of the seriousness of the allegations.

ORIGINAL STORY: 

A Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputy has been arrested for child pornography. 

Jeffery Perkins with Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office was arrested Monday, December 17. 

Chris Williams with FDLE says on December 12, 2018 the FDLE received a citizens complaint and an investigation began. On Friday, December 14th there was an incident involving Perkins. Due to that incident, Perkins was arrested on a warrant charge of aggravated assault, domestic violence related, and a weapons charge. A search warrant was obtained for his cell phone and revealed there was child pornography on the phone. 

On Friday, Perkins was charged with 8 counts of possession of child pornography. On those charges, Perkins will be held on a $400,000 bond. 

Enforcement is investigating the case. 

Perkins has been a sworn law enforcement officer since 2009. He was a Sergeant in District 2 in

The complaint filed on December 12 is still under investigation and Florida Department of Law Navarre. 

This is a developing story. 

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