COLBERT COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A man has been arrested after authorities say he tried to demand money from a family in return for not publishing a mug shot.
Jeff Roland was arrested on April 4 and charged with Theft of Property.
WAFF 48's news partners at the Times Daily report that Roland operates a website and blog that features local arrests. Roland reportedly demanded $475 from the family in return for not publishing the mug shot.
The Colbert County Sheriff's Office took Roland into custody following a sting operation involving the family of a former inmate.
Roland is in the Colbert County jail on $750 bond.
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