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Firefighter taken into custody

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Jeffery Daughtery
A probationary firefighter was taken into custody amid allegations of theft Thursday afternoon.

According to information provided by the Indiana State Police Department, Jeffery Daughtery, 30, Brazil, was taken into custody at his residence and booked into the Clay County Justice Center on an arrest warrant issued by Clay Superior Court.

Information provided by officials from the Clay County Sheriff's Department reported a local fire chief first brought the case to light.

The three class D felony theft charges stem from allegations Daughtery, who was not issued any equipment from a local volunteer fire department, wore a fire jacket when entering local stores to scam them out of merchandise by asking for purchases he supposedly made the day before, but left behind due to an emergency fire call.

On Oct. 28, Clay Superior Court issued a summons for Daughtery to appear in court at 9 a.m., Dec. 20, regarding the filing of a class A misdemeanor charge for conversion filed because of a separate investigation by Brazil City Police.

Conversion, what could be considered a fancy form of shoplifting, is defined as knowingly and unlawfully possessing another person or business's property by deception.

Officials confirmed Daughtery is currently incarcerated on a $10,000 cash bond (with 10 percent allowed) while awaiting formal court proceedings.

The Brazil Times will update this story as more information becomes available.

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That's wild! What a crazy thing to do.

-- Posted by JaniLou on Thu, Dec 2, 2010, at 10:06 PM

most firefighters give, give and give all they can to help their communities. Now this guy just takes takes takes, I hope they throw the book at him!!

-- Posted by FIREMEDIC on Fri, Dec 3, 2010, at 12:14 AM

This is ridiculous. What area of the county did he Volunteer in?

-- Posted by spiritof56 on Fri, Dec 3, 2010, at 6:10 AM

That's pretty low.....Good job to the Chief who raised awareness to this lowlife's dirty deeds! To use the ruse of being a firefighter to gain something for your benefit, YOU should be ashamed of yourself! If you needed help of any kind, you should have asked. Shame on you, shame on you, shame on you!

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Fri, Dec 3, 2010, at 10:47 AM

The time spent finding a way to dishonor the firefighter creed could have been more effective in finding a part-time job for those 'extras' he wanted.

Merry Christmas, Mr. Daughtery.

-- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Dec 3, 2010, at 12:05 PM

There are people of questionable character in every line of work. So many people spend the time & effort finding ways to defraud - if only they would use that time, effort, & intellect to work for a living.

-- Posted by indianamama on Fri, Dec 3, 2010, at 12:15 PM

The last thing this guy should ever be called is a volunteer firefighter,that is the last thing he will ever live up to.

-- Posted by geewowwe on Fri, Dec 3, 2010, at 4:36 PM

That is crazy I know so many volunteer firefighters this is just a disgrace to them. I feel they should throw the book at him

-- Posted by kd323 on Fri, Dec 3, 2010, at 7:01 PM

This is the first time the on line readers are all in agreement, including me.

-- Posted by Tracy Jones on Sat, Dec 4, 2010, at 10:50 PM

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