Bradford County correctional deputy arrested for capital sexual battery

By Nicholas Jones, Associate producer, njones@wjxt.com
Published On: Jan 10 2014 11:29:58 PM EST
Updated On: Jan 10 2014 11:33:32 PM EST
Robert Melton
STARKE, Fla. -

The Bradford County Sheriff's Office is conducting an investigation with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on a BCSO employee suspected of committing a sexual battery.

The Bradford County Sheriff's Office said they arrested Deputy Robert V. Melton, 59, on Friday. 

Police said Melton will be booked into the Bradford County Jail. They said he will then be transferred to an undisclosed correctional facility for security purposes.

Melton will be held on no bound until his first appearance before a judge, according to police. The investigation is ongoing. 

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