A Harford County Sheriff’s Office Deputy has been suspended with pay after Pennsylvania State Police said he was involved in a shoplifting incident at a Shrewsbury, Pa. Wal-Mart earlier this month.
DFC Mark Jordan was suspended with pay July 9 pending the results of an internal investigation into the allegation, according to Harford County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Monica Worrell.
Jordan was accused of taking Cobra-brand radios from the Wal-Mart on the weekend of July 6-8, said Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Adam Reed, a public information officer with the agency’s Harrisburg troop.
Additional details, including the exact date and nature of the offense, and what charges Jordan may face, were not immediately available, Reed said. The investigating trooper in the case, part of the state police’s York station, was not available Monday.
According to a Sheriff’s Office press release, Jordan graduated from the Sheriff’s Office Training Academy in December 2009, receiving the class’ Firearms Proficiency award.
Jordan would be the second Sheriff’s Office member in two years to face a shoplifting charge. Major Mark Forwood, commander of the agency’s Investigative Services Division, was suspended with pay in April 2010 after he was caught shoplifting from a Home Depot store in Bel Air.
He remained suspended until Nov 2010, when he was charged with improper conduct and a theft scheme, and arrested on a second shoplifting charge later that month. Forwood was fired Nov. 30, 2010, and eventually pled guilty to the felony theft charge and the misdemeanor count of improper conduct, receiving a six-year sentence with all but 18 months suspended.