"Steadily contribute to the quality of life in our community," words Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office don't just say when they commit to becoming a law enforcement professional with the Sheriff's Office.

This was made very apparent Tuesday afternoon when Deputy Matt Hagan arrested Kevin Nobles, age 29, for assaulting his girlfriend in front of their five year old child last Sunday. During the investigation of the assault, Deputy Hagan learned that Nobles stole the forty dollars the victim intended to use to purchase a Christmas gift for the child.

After taking Noble to jail, Deputy Hagan communicated with the Deputies working on shift and began raising money to purchase Christmas gifts for the family. Deputies opened their wallets and drove to Toys R Us where they went on a shopping spree.

Deputy Hagan stated that an anonymous citizen donated a fifty dollar gift card to their cause and store employees went out of their way to help find sale items and gifts that fit the family's needs. Deputy Hagan was able to purchase nearly $250.00 in gifts for $146.00 thanks to the Toys R Us staff.

Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers was quoted as saying, "I'm very proud of our Deputies for their commitment and dedication to making our community a better place to live. This is a great example of compassion and I count it a blessing to work with a team of such caring individuals."

Deputy Hagan and several other Deputies delivered the gifts to a very surprised and grateful family. Nobles is currently lodged in the Marion County Jail for Felony Assault IV, Menacing and Harassment.