WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy was arrested Thursday on multiple charges of child pornography.
Deputy Adam W. Godbey is currently on paid administrative leave due to an ongoing investigation, according to a PBSO spokesperson.
According to an arrest report, detectives found more than 30 images and videos of child pornography on a cellphone and laptop inside his home.
The report says the electronics were hidden on top of a kitchen cabinet.
Jail records indicate he was booked Thursday at 5:51 p.m. The spokesperson said the investigation into Godbey began Wednesday.
During a Friday morning court hearing, a judge ordered Godbey to undergo a mental health evaluation and return to a judge Wednesday. Godbey cannot contact anyone under 18-years-old by phone while in jail.
Godbey was hired by PBSO on June 27, 2013.
Godbey was on a witness list in the federal trial accusing PBSO Sgt. Michael Custer of shooting Seth Adams. Godbey never testified, however.
Godbey was assigned to supervise the inside of the truck near where Seth Adams collapsed while the crime scene was processed by officials, according to court records.
The case ended in a mistrial.
Gobey was recognized by PBSO in a press release for rescuing a kitten from under a car in on May 1, 2015.