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Retired Police Captain Indicted on 22 Charges

Last week, a grand jury indicted a retired former police captain in Kentucky on many burglary, theft, and drug-related charges.

At the beginning of the year, the Somerset Police Department suspected possible illegal activity was taking place at the hands of their former police captain. They notified the Kentucky State Police, and they opened an investigation into the allegations.

The man worked for the police department for 20 years, and he retired approximately two months before the investigation began.

The authorities believed they had collected evidence that the man had entered the Somerset Energy Center, where City Hall and the police department are located with the intention of conducting criminal acts. Some of the other allegations included entering the building with a deadly weapon, stealing drugs from the Med Return box, and receiving a gun that belongs to the police department. He also allegedly swiped enough methamphetamine from the police department’s evidence room that they believed he might be selling the controlled substance.

It also appeared as if the man gave himself access to a computer by using the identification card of one of the workers without them knowing he had it.

On March 8, he was indicted by the Pulaski County Grand jury on one count of first-degree burglary, ten counts of third-degree burglary, four counts of tampering with physical evidence, abuse of public trust under $10,000, theft by unlawful taking or disposition of a controlled substance under $10,000, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first-degree possession of two or more grams of methamphetamine, receiving stolen property (firearm), first-degree official misconduct, and first-degree unlawful access to a computer.

He was processed at the Pulaski County Detention Center, from which he was released after he posted a $100,000 cash bond.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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