Crime / Corruption
Thu August 25, 2011
Former St. Louis-area police officer facing corruption charges
A former suburban St. Louis police officer is facing felony charges for allegedly stopping a female drunk-driving suspect, then agreeing not to arrest her in exchange for sex.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 48-year-old Timothy Jones of Troy is charged with acceding to corruption by a public servant. He was formerly an officer for Country Club Hills in St. Louis County.
Court records show that Jones pulled over the 24-year-old woman on Interstate 70 in November. After a field sobriety test, he allegedly told her he could either arrest or they could have sex.
He allegedly drove her to her home and engaged in sex acts.
Jones resigned earlier this year. He is jailed on $10,000 bond and does not yet have an attorney.