Ex-Windermere police chief Daniel Saylor arrested again

Saylor denied bond, charged with perjury for testimony during Scott Bush trial

Published On: Mar 22 2013 03:56:45 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 24 2013 01:30:00 PM EDT
SANFORD, Fla -

The former Windermere police chief who was fired after allegedly covering up a sex battery case involving his friend has been denied bond after he was arrested Friday.

Daniel Saylor, 46, has been arrested on one charge of perjury for providing false testimony during the Scott Bush trial, according to deputies. Saylor turned himself into the Casselberry probation office Friday afternoon.

This is the second time Saylor has been arrested in connection with this case, according to FDLE officials. He was first arrested in Jan. 2011 for one count of giving unlawful compensation for official behavior, and one count of official misconduct. 

Saylor will be booked into the Seminole County jail.

“Provable perjury cases will be filed by this office and pursued with vigor,” State Attorney Jeff Ashton said in a release.  “Should Mr. Saylor be convicted in this case, we will be seeking a sentence of imprisonment from the court as a warning to all that perjury will not be tolerated by this office

The arrest comes the same day that Bush, Saylor's friend whose sex battery case resulted in his termination, is sentenced to life in prison.

Saylor faced one year of jail time in 2011 after a Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation accused him of halting a child-sex investigation into Bush and urging one of his officers to destroy records.

Saylor was fired from his job and lost his police certification. Bush was convicted of sexual battery, lewd or lascivious molestation and battery.