A former U.S. Army Ranger who won the Florida Sheriffs Association’s 2016 “Law Enforcement Officer of the Year” award has been fired from his job as a deputy after authorities found feces, guns, drugs, and garbage was strewn around his “absolutely disgusting” home.
Bevard County Deputy Nicholas Worthy and his live-in girlfriend, Rachel Trexler, were arrested Thursday after police searched the property where they lived with their 2-year-old child and three dogs. “The house was in complete disarray. There was dog feces all over the house, there were firearms, ammunition, other types of trash and food,” said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey. “Also found was a small amount of drugs that was inside the home and inside a vehicle.”
Worthy has since been fired. The couple face charges of child neglect and possession of cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Worthy was released on a $5,000 bond on Thursday. The status of Trexler, who was also taken to Brevard County Jail, wasn’t immediately clear Friday.
The child was taken by the Florida Department of Children and Families and the trio of dogs are now being looked after by Brevard County Animal Services.