COLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A Corporal with the Collier County Sheriff's Office is without a job and WINK News has the just released scathing details behind his firing.
"He's out of his mind." Paul Ertl is shocked to hear that a member of the Collier County Sheriff's Office that was hired to protect him and others is accused of plotting an outlandish scheme.
According to an internal investigation, two teens, and possible three other males, say Cpl. Brandon Roysden approached them about committing what he called "the perfect crime."
They say Roysden wanted them to break into his wife's home, tie her up, even beat her. Then, the teens say Roysden was to come over, and be tied up and beaten as well. But in the end, he wanted to look like a hero to help save his marriage with his estranged wife.
"To take it to the extreme, to actually endanger a life is really far and above," Collier resident Jake Gray says.
We went to Roysden's house to see what he had to say about his firing and these allegations, but he wasn't home.
According to the investigation, Roysden says the whole scheme was to see what teens were talking in order to investigate a previous burglary.
Some Collier residents aren't buying is and say Roysden's actions reflect badly on the whole department.
"I don't feel safe because they're supposed to be protecting my rights," Ertl says.
The investigation specifically states the fact that Roysden allowed one of the teens to drive his unmarked car as a major offense.
Roysden was also investigated for claims from his wife that he raped her and held her hostage, plus using his county vehicle when he wasn't working.
The State Attorney's Office did not grant a warrant for Roysden's arrest.