SAN ANTONIO -- A Bexar County Sheriff's deputy was arrested after police say he was caught stealing copper at Brooks City Base Friday morning.
Police say an officer was patrolling the area along the 8600 block of Fam Camp Road around 10:00 a.m. and noticed a suspicious vehicle in front of a building. Porter said the officer began walking the property with his K-9 and heard a sawing noise. He then went inside the building, spotted a man sawing copper, and arrested him.
The man was later identified as Deputy Mark McGee, a detention officer who works at the Bexar County Jail. McGee has been employed at the Bexar County Sheriff's Office since December of 2010.
Sheriff Susan Pamerleau has provided the following statement concerning McGee's arrest:
"I take these matters very seriously. Deputy McGee has been placed on immediate administrative leave pending an internal investigation by the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, and criminal investigation by SAPD. I find it intolerable for a law enforcement officer to commit a felony. Let me be clear, I will not accept this kind of behavior from any of the Sheriff's Office employees, especially a law enforcement officer. As I have done recently, once the investigations are complete, I will take immediate and decisive action."