Sheriff Andy Brown speaks out on fraud arrests of Jonesboro first responders

(KTVE/KARD)–Recently a Jonesboro Fire Chief Brandon Brown and Jackson Parish Sheriff Deputy George Wyatt were arrested for insurance fraud. As a follow up, the KTVE/KARD television station out of Monroe interviewed Jackson Parish Sheriff Andy Brown.

Brown and Wyatt were both arrested after filing a false public record where they listed themselves as the drivers of two Jonesboro fire vehicles that were involved in a wreck. After investigating the wreck, authorities found that brown’s son was the driver of one of the vehicles involved in the crash. Sheriff Brown told reporter Bryce Oselen that no one is above the law and says the department will continue to hold citizens and law enforcement accountable for their actions.

“You know, we are to be held to a higher standard. He did wrong, and he needed to go. That is the feeling of this department, “said Brown of the JPSO Deputy. “If it comes up again under my watch, the same thing will happen, and the guys know that. I think this was something that these guys didn’t think would be found out and it was, and we dealt with it.”

To view the entire interview that was aired on January 5th, click here:

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