Cop Watch

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Brunswick County Detention Officer Arrested

A jailer in Brunswick County was arrested and lost his job, all in the same day.

Investigators say Gerry Van Childress stole a gift card from an inmate's purse. The gift card was for the Lowe's Home Improvement store. The incident happened more than two months ago.

Investigators say the female inmate, who was in jail for DWI, realized her card was gone when she was released.