LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA – A Lake County deputy sheriff has been suspended after he was arrested for indecent exposure in Maryland, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Deputy Garrett Merting was arrested on the misdemeanor charge during the weekend while on vacation in Baltimore, said Lt. John Herrell, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office.
“He has since been suspended without pay, pending our internal affairs investigation,” Herrell said today.
Merting joined the Sheriff’s Office in March 2011. The agency is still working on getting more details from the Baltimore Police Department, Herrell said.
While he attended Lake Technical Center, Merting was a member of the National Technical Honor Society.