Killen Police Officer Indicted for Alleged Sexual Assault During Traffic Stop

In a disturbing turn of events, Killen Police Officer Jarrod Webster has been indicted by a Lauderdale County grand jury on charges of first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy stemming from allegations of sexual assault during a traffic stop.

The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office received a call on Sunday evening from Crestwood Medical Center in Huntsville, where a female patient reported having been sexually assaulted by a Killen police officer during a traffic stop earlier that day. The FBI subsequently assisted the sheriff’s office in investigating the allegation.

After a thorough investigation, sufficient evidence was gathered to present the case to a Lauderdale County grand jury. On Friday, the grand jury returned an indictment against Webster, charging him with the aforementioned offenses.

Killen Police Officer Indicted for Alleged Sexual Assault During Traffic Stop
Killen Police Officer Indicted for Alleged Sexual Assault During Traffic Stop

Webster is currently being held at the Lauderdale County jail under no bond under Aniah’s Law, a state law that mandates no bond for certain violent crimes. He will remain in custody pending a hearing.

The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office has urged anyone with information regarding this case or anyone who has been a victim of “inappropriate actions” by Webster to contact the sheriff’s office at 256-760-5734 or the FBI at 256-764-3613.

The sheriff’s office has declined to provide further details, citing the ongoing investigation. This case underscores the importance of holding law enforcement officers to the highest standards of conduct and ensuring that they uphold the law, not violate it.

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