Ark. parole officer arrested on extortion charge

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Federal prosecutors say an Arkansas probation and parole officer accused of collecting money from drug traffickers under her supervision has been arrested.

A court document filed Monday accuses 38-year-old Roxanne Davis of Wynne of accepting cash payments from a convicted murderer who had been paroled and a man who was on probation from two drug-trafficking convictions.

In return for the cash, prosecutors say Davis didn’t enforce their parole and probation conditions.

Prosecutors say Davis also alerted the parolee to investigators’ interest in his drug-trafficking activities.

Prosecutors say Davis was intercepted talking to the parolee on a wiretap used in a corruption and drug trafficking investigation dubbed Operation Delta Blues.

Court records didn’t list an attorney for Davis, who is slated to go before a judge Monday afternoon.

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