Carletha Cole was arrested and released after being charged with a felony count of illegally taping a conversation in Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll's office, according to Leon County Sheriff's Office records. She turned herself in on Thursday.
Cole, 48, was let go from Carroll's office after she went public to the Florida Times-Union, Carroll's hometown paper, about drama inside the office.
After she was fired, an audiotape surfaced on the Times-Union web site between Cole and Carroll chief of staff John Konkus whispering about creating a new state website that caused tension between the offices of Carroll and Gov. Rick Scott.