LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A convicted felon faced a judge after a WAVE 3 Troubleshooter Investigation discovered he violated his probation. Prosecutors took action against Christopher Scheitlin after Troubleshooter Eric Flack made the discovery. Now Scheitlin has been arraigned after being formally charged with probation violation.
Scheitlin traded his security uniform for a jail uniform. Clad in an orange inmate jumpsuit, Scheitlin appeared in Judge Mary Shaw's Jefferson County Circuit Courtroom. It's the same judge whose order was apparently disregarded when Troubleshooter Eric Flack videotaped him working security at the Soul Food Festival at Louisville's Waterfront park.
In May Shaw ordered Scheitlin not to work as a police officer or security guard as a condition of probation for felony convictions on impersonating a police officer, perjury and forgery. Troubleshooter Eric Flack's story touched off an investigation by the office of probation and parole.
Officers found Scheitlin in possession of security shirts and paperwork showing he had been working at a local security company; police paraphernalia; Department of Corrections uniforms and .45 caliber ammunition.
The ammo is also a violation of a previous probation granted to Scheitlin after a domestic violence conviction. Scheitlin was taken into custody on a detainer while he waits for a judge's ruling on whether he should be stripped of his probation and sent to jail.
"Given that they found security uniforms in addition to ammunition I would ask that the detainer remain in place until the court date," assistant commonwealth's attorney Kristi Gray told the judge.
Shaw agreed and ordered Scheitlin held on a $25,000 bond. His probation revocation hearing will be held in late August.
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