A Flagler County sheriff’s deputy is being held without bond after he was found to be at the center of a stalking case.According to authorities, Deputy Dedorious Varnes took reports from a man about harassing calls but it was later discovered that Varnes was the culprit of the calls. According to the arrest report, in February deputies were called to a home after a 67-year-old man said he’d been beaten by his neighbor. The neighbors had fought after a heated conversation about racism.When deputies began the investigation, the victim started receiving phone calls asking him not to press charges. The victim told investigators he thought the calls were from his neighbor.Over the span of three months, 53 threatening calls from a blocked number were made to the victim. Officials were able to trace the number that made the calls to Varnes.“The fact that he looked this victim in the eye and listened to just how upset these phone calls where making him and then continued to call him again and again is an indicator that he has a serious problem,” Sheriff Rick Staly said in a statement. “In my 45-years in law enforcement, this is the most bizarre behavior I have ever seen by a law enforcement officer.”Varnes is suspended without pay.

A Flagler County sheriff’s deputy is being held without bond after he was found to be at the center of a stalking case.

According to authorities, Deputy Dedorious Varnes took reports from a man about harassing calls but it was later discovered that Varnes was the culprit of the calls.

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According to the arrest report, in February deputies were called to a home after a 67-year-old man said he’d been beaten by his neighbor. The neighbors had fought after a heated conversation about racism.

When deputies began the investigation, the victim started receiving phone calls asking him not to press charges. The victim told investigators he thought the calls were from his neighbor.

Over the span of three months, 53 threatening calls from a blocked number were made to the victim.

Officials were able to trace the number that made the calls to Varnes.

“The fact that he looked this victim in the eye and listened to just how upset these phone calls where making him and then continued to call him again and again is an indicator that he has a serious problem,” Sheriff Rick Staly said in a statement. “In my 45-years in law enforcement, this is the most bizarre behavior I have ever seen by a law enforcement officer.”

Varnes is suspended without pay.

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