Volusia County sheriff’s detectives say they arrested an Orange City police officer Tuesday on a felony warrant.
According to a release from the Sheriff's Office, the warrant charged the officer with threatening and attempting to extort a Georgia woman and her family in a series of text messages.
Detectives say Joshua David Fancher of DeLand was arrested at the Orange City Police Department on a Georgia warrant charging him with making terroristic threats.
Authorities in Volusia County say the Lowndes County, Georgia, Sheriff’s Department is investigating the case.
According to information provided by the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, the victim reported receiving numerous threatening messages from an unknown person attempting to extort her for nude photographs.
Investigators say the messages, which started via Instagram, included threats to kill the victim and kill or rape her family members if she did not provide the photos.
Officials say that, upon being confronted with the charges Tuesday, Fancher resigned his position with the Orange City Police Department.
Volusia County Sheriff's Office detectives say they executed a search warrant at Fancher’s residence at a DeLand apartment complex to assist in the Georgia authorities' investigation.
Fancher was transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.