State Attorney Announced the Arrest of a Panhandle Man

State attorney Steve Meadows announced the arrest of a Panhandle man on the charge of sexual misconduct by an employee of the department of corrections.

Fifty-seven-year-old Melvin Joe Canoy of Cottondale is a 20-year veteran probation officer.

He is accused of having sexual relations with an offender under his supervision between January 2004 and March 2006.

The victim reported the incidents to the Panama City office.

Canoy was arrested in Marianna. Bond was set at $7,500.

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