Authorities in Leon County have arrested one of their own after he allegedly made a female ride-along expose her breasts to him. The victim, Jerri Plunkett, filed a complained March 1 in which she accused Deputy Jarrett Broughton of making her show her breasts to him.
According to Plunkett, she was on a ride-along to 1300 Aenon Church Road when Deputy Broughton asked her questions about why she wanted to become a law enforcement officer then asked if she wanted to play "Truth or Dare." Plunkett said she agreed to play and asked the deputy to tell a "Truth".
Her question was if he had ever used his badge to intimidate someone and he answered no he didn't. On Broughton's turn, he allegedly dared Plunkett to lift up her shirt and expose her breasts to him, according to the Sheriff's Department. Plunkett responded by saying no.
The deputy then drove to another location, Lake Talquin State Forrest and down a dirt road where he said he would let her hold his "big gun". When they arrived he let her hold his rifle and collapsible baton but insisted shed not tell anyone about that he let her hold the weapons.
After that, the deputy drove them east towards town on State Road 20 when Deputy Broughton asked Plunkett to show him her breasts again and she allegedly said "no" again. After leaving State Road 20, deputy Broughton drove them to another location deeper into the national forest and then arrived he parked his patrol car.
Broughton grabbed his baton and asked Plunkett to come with him further down the trail to see if anyone was "fooling around". While walking on the trail, he brought his baton to his shoulders and asked her again if she would show him her breasts. Feeling like she didn't have a choice or he would strike her with the baton, Plunkett lifted her shirt and bra and exposed her breasts to him.
Broughton shined his flashlight on them and asked if he could touch them to which she said no. After she exposed her breasts, they walked back to the car and he told her not to tell anyone about the incident. Plunkett registered for another ride-along at which point she informed the sheriffs of what happened.
Investigators interviewed Broughton about the incident and he stated he wanted to speak to his attorney. A signed warrant was issued for his arrest Friday and he turned himself into the Leon County Jail Saturday morning.
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