Suspended Deputy Took Off Ankle GPS, Went To Strip Club
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FT. LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A suspended Broward Sheriff’s deputy, who was on house arrest for grand theft and misconduct charges, is back behind bars after he reportedly removed his ankle monitor and went to a strip club.
Brent Wooddell, 38, had his bond revoked after he was arrested Monday night at the Cheetah Gentleman’s Club.
In September 2011, Wooddell was charged after he allegedly stole $1,340 from a person he thought was a oxycodone dealer, according to the Sun-Sentinel. The guy actually an undercover Miami-Dade officer and the buy was a sting operation. Wooddell was released on $2,000 bond and placed on house arrest.
Prosecutors tried to have his bond revoked after Wooddell allegedly sent a text message to a witness in his case. They pointed out that it was violation of the terms of his release, but the judge let it stand.
The day of his arraignment, Wooddell hit another vehicle on the Turnpike as he was headed to the courthouse. Wooddell didn’t report it for fear of being late to his court date. Three months later when prosecutors learned that he had fled the scene of an accident, they again tried to have his bond revoked. Again they failed.
In addition to the misconduct and grand theft charges, Wooddell is now charged with falsifying records, delivery of steroids and tampering with evidence.
If convicted of all charges, he faces more than 30 years in prison.
The Sun-Sentinel contributed to this report.