RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — A former Randolph County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been arrested in connection with the sexual exploitation of a minor.

On Thursday, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office arrested 33-year-old, Wayne Thomas Garner who’s from Asheboro. He was arrested for Felony Second Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. He’s currently now under investigation by the State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) for the allegations in Randolph County.

Garner is in the Randolph County Jail on a $75,000 secured bond. His first appearance will be January 22 in Alamance County.

The Elon Police Department assisted in the arrest.