Steven Ralph Jackson was arrested on charges of forgery and interfering with child custody.
On Aug. 8 the Washington County Criminal Investigations Department began investigating a reportedly forged court order illustrated to be issued through Washington County Circuit Court.
According to the Washington Count Sheriff's Office, the fraudulent order was for a child custody case and termination of child support.
On Aug. 17 investigators searched the attorney's office and seized several items. Steven Ralph Jackson was arrested on charges of forgery and interfering with child custody.
During an interview with investigators, 41-year-old Jackson confessed to manufacturing the document and giving it to his client. He said he cut and pasted the circuit clerk stamp and images of a circuit court judge's signature onto the papers.
According to probable cause reports in the investigation, the forged documents were created to grant custody of a child to Jackson's client. When the fraud was discovered, the child was returned.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office will continue to investigate.