Kendrick Busby, a bailiff for the main Broward County Sheriff’s Office, is accused of soliciting oral sex from a prostitute and then allegedly stabbing her when she asked for money. Busby faces sexual battery and second-degree murder charges. He was released from jail on Tuesday after posting a $30,000 bail bond.
According to the arrest report filed by Miami-Dade police, Busby, 45, met the prostitute at a gas station in northwest Miami-Dade a little after 1 a.m. on February 21. After agreeing to a $60 fee, the prostitute got into Busby’s red 2004 Ford SUV, sources say. He allegedly drove to a secluded area near Northwest 11th Avenue and Northwest 81st Street.
The prostitute told detectives that she asked Busby to pay the money upfront before engaging in the sex act. Busby purportedly reached for his wallet, but instead of getting the money he allegedly pulled out a six-inch-long knife with a serrated blade. Busby then reportedly ordered the prostitute to perform oral sex on him.
The arrest report says the victim encouraged Busby to use a condom, but he allegedly pressed the knife against her neck, refusing to comply. When she tried to push the blade away, Busby purportedly knocked the condom out of her hand and stabbed her twice, once in the back and again in the stomach.
Despite her injuries, the woman managed to get away and make her way back to the gas station. She then drove herself to the hospital, sources say. The arrest report says the woman recalled part of Busby’s license plate number, which led to Busby’s arrest. She identified him in a six-photo lineup as well, reports say. According to the press, Busby turned himself in last Sunday night.
According to agency spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright, Busby worked in the main Broward County courthouse and was assigned to the courtroom of Broward Circuit Judge Stacy Ross. He had been working for the sheriff’s office since November 2007. He had an annual salary of $43,126 but is now suspended without pay.