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Grand Jury Returns More Charges Against Sheriff

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - State police say a western Kentucky sheriff
is facing more charges of conducting firearms training courses that
weren't up to state standards.
Police say a Madison County grand jury returned a 13-count indictment against Edmonson County Sheriff Billy Joe Honeycutt on Thursday. Honeycutt now faces a total of 15 counts of misrepresentation of having conducted training courses and providing incomplete firearms training.
Both charges are felonies that carry a sentence of up to five years in prison.
Honeycutt's attorney said in December when Honeycutt was indicted on two charges that the sheriff didn't believe he broke any laws.
The training guidelines are set by the Department of Criminal Justice training in Richmond, which is where Honeycutt was indicted.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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