St. Cloud officer accused of stalking mistress co-worker wants to keep job

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ST. CLOUD, Fla. - A St. Cloud police officer is one of two officers who ended up in handcuffs following allegations they had affairs with the same female co-worker.

Now, Officer John Nettles is explaining why he thinks he should keep his job.

Nettles was arrested in October on allegations he stalked fellow officer and suspected love interest Jennifer Hoyos.

Nettles' wife, former Osceola County Deputy Edeania Nettles, was fired that same month for allegedly beating up Hoyos after she found out about the alleged affair.

Channel 9's Myrt Price was the only reporter to speak with John Nettles, who said, "For me, it's almost been like complete hell for me."

Nettles said the events caused him to lose his wife, his reputation and he's now facing criminal charges after allegedly becoming romantically involved with Hoyos.

"I had an ongoing affair with Jennifer Hoyos for almost two years. It ran into some complications in the end," he said.

Nettles, however, denies the stalking charges.

"I don't believe I'm guilty of anything in there," he said.

Nettles said he stayed with his now ex-wife, which is what he believes led to the stalking allegations by Hoyos.

The officer and his attorney said once the truth comes out they're convinced he will be found not guilty.

"There was no criminal violation that occurred here," said attorney Adan Sunbury. "It was a relationship gone south.  That's all it comes down to."