January 28, 2006 - Posted at 2:13 p.m. CST
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) _ A former Jasper County jailer has been
arrested for allegedly stealing from a county inmate.
Officials say 39-year-old Robert Henson of Carthage, was
arrested yesterday and is being held at the Jasper County Jail.
He was arrested after a month-long investigation into money
allegedly missing from the account of an inmate at the jail. Henson
worked as a jailer for the Jasper County Sheriffs Department and
was assigned to the jail until about two weeks ago.
An internal audit discovered about one-thousand dollars missing
from the inmate's account near the end of December.