Published: Jul 10, 2010 11:54 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 10, 2010 8:55 PM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A former Collier deputy is behind bars again, this time for violating a restraining order.  Brandon Roysden was fired earlier this year for allegedly hiring people to kidnap his ex-wife, so he could rescue her and look like a hero. 

On Wednesday, The Sheriff's Office says they found Roysden with his ear against the door of his ex-girlfriend's new apartment.  A judge had ordered him to stay at least 500 feet from her.

Roysden told deputies her brother invited him to the apartment.  But the brother denied that claim.

Roysden is out of jail on bond.  We tried reaching him for comment but no one was home.  He is due back in court on July 27th.