Colbert County man reportedly used mug shot to demand payment

Colbert County man reportedly used mug shot to demand payment
Jeff Roland was arrested and charged with Theft of Property (Source: Colbert County Sheriff's Office)

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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