Suspended Detective Busted For Strip Club Visit On House Arrest

Brent Wooddell, 38, was arrested Monday by BSO deputies for violating bond conditions

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    Brent Wooddell, 38

    A suspended Broward Sheriff’s Office detective already facing a grand theft charge was arrested by his former agency for taking off his ankle bracelet and going to a strip club, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.

    Brent Wooddell, 38, was arrested Monday by BSO deputies for violating bond conditions. He remains in custody and is being held without bond, according to online jail records.

    Wooddell, who was out on house arrest, was arrested at Cheetah in Pompano Beach. He took off his monitoring bracelet Sunday and ignored the advice of his pre-trial release officer to turn himself in, the newspaper said.

    A prosecutor, frustrated after two attempts to hold Woddell in jail, said she hopes he will not be released again.

    "We have moved to revoke his bond twice," assistant state attorney Adriana Alcalde-Padron was quoted as saying. "This is his third violation. Hopefully, he will now remain in custody at least until it's time for his trial."

    His lawyer, Alberto Milian, did not wish to comment on the case, the South Florida Sun Sentinel said.

    Click here to read a story about officers accused of falsifying a police report.

    Wooddell was arrested in September after deputies said he stole cash from an undercover officer posing as a drug dealer, according to an arrest report. He was a 10-year veteran of the agency and was suspended without pay pending the outcome of the investigation.

    Wooddell faces more than 30 years in prison, according to the Sentinel.

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