ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – On Tuesday, March 7th, the Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office announced the termination of one of its deputies following several allegations of misconduct at the Roanoke Detention Center.

According to Sheriff Hash, after “potential misconduct was identified” by Deputy Jonathan Hildalgo of the Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office, a joint investigation was conducted by the Sheriff’s Office, the Roanoke City Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, and the Virginia State Police. Hildalgo originally joined the sheriff’s office in July 2019 but has been suspended without pay since January 2023.

On Monday, March 6th, a grand jury indictment Hildalgo on the following charges:

  • Attempt to deliver narcotics to a prisoner
  • Delivery of narcotics to prisoner
  • Two counts of Bribery in a correctional facility

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