He's on the other side of the law tonight. A Bexar County deputy is accused of bribery and it's all in connection with his attempt to smuggle drugs into the jail.
Late Thursday afternoon News 4 WOAI Trouble Shooter Mireya Villarreal confirmed Jonathan Pommerening resigned from the sheriff's department. He's been in jail all night and is still there after he was busted during a narcotics sting-operation.
Jonathan was hired by the sheriff's department in August of 2010. Recently, the department received a tip the 23-year old was trying to bring illegal substances, like drugs, into the jail. They set up a sting operation where fake drugs were given to the former-deputy and he was paid to smuggle them into the jail.
Before he could make it inside the roll-call room, the rookie was stopped, searched and arrested. Because he never made it inside and the drugs weren't real, he's only being charged with bribery.
"It's unfortunate, but it's a serious matter and it's not something that we or the district attorney's office takes lightly. And that's evident with some of the past convictions that we have had with officers doing these kinds of crimes,” Detective Luis Antu, Bexar County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson, commented.
The sheriff's department is still investigating this situation, even though Pommerening resigned. They plan to turn everything they have over to the district attorney's office for prosecution purposes.