UPDATE: In a letter to Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond, Daniel Wilkey resigned from the department on Friday.
In a hand delivered letter date Dec. 27, Wilkey said, “It has been my privilege and honor to serve Hamilton County.”
Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond released the following statement regarding the indictment of Deputy Daniel Wilkey.
“Earlier (Tuesday) afternoon, I was notified the Hamilton County Grand Jury handed down indictments against Patrol Deputy Daniel Wilkey pertaining to incidents he was involved in while on duty in an official capacity.
As an employee of the HCSO, Deputy Wilkey is covered under Civil Service which requires this agency to follow a specific process as to how his employment status is addressed during the investigative phase and once formal charges have been issued. In accordance with Civil Service guidelines, a Pre-Determination Hearing will be scheduled to address Deputy Wilkey’s employment status.
Throughout this process, my staff and I will continue to cooperate with the District Attorney’s Office and provide any evidence or records necessary to aid in their investigation.
In the days that follow, I want to reassure our community, each and every day the men and women of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office are to perform their duties in a deliberate, honorable, and professional manner. We are charged to protect this community and its citizens and this is a responsibility I take very seriously.
My staff and I will continue to follow the steps laid out by Civil Service and cooperate with the District Attorney’s Office throughout the course of this investigation.”
Deputy Wilkey is currently at the Hamilton County Jail. According to a booking report, Wilkey is facing multiple charges including False Imprisonment, Rape, Extortion, Official Oppression, Assault, Stalking, and Sexual Battery.