Tulsa County deputy surrenders after being charged with stealing a dog

Justin Kaczynski. (TULSA COUNTY JAIL)

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- A Tulsa County deputy is in hot water over a dog.

Deputy Justin Kaczynski is accused of stealing the dog from a yard Sept. 25. He was placed on paid administrative leave Sept. 28.

On Wednesday, Kaczynski was charged with larceny and a warrant for his arrest was issued hours later.

Kaczynski turned himself in to authorities Wednesday afternoon and was released 22 minutes later after posting $2,500 bond.

According to the sheriff's office, Kaczynski was hired as a detention officer July 10, 2006 and promoted to deputy Nov. 1, 2012.

This is the second employee of the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office in trouble with the law this week. On Tuesday, a detention officer was arrested for assaulting an inmate.

“It’s important that TCSO maintain the high standards expected of law enforcement”, says Sheriff Vic Regalado. “We will vigorously investigate any betrayal of the public’s trust by one of our employees.”

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