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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  • by CDW Location: Brownsville on Mar 16, 2008 at 03:09 AM
    So what? The Department of Social services sets guidelines for all social workers in the state, and it's located in Frankfort. Doesn't mean that a neglect case or malfeasance case involving a social worker in Paducah can be prosecuted in Franklin Co. Something isn't right here.
  • by David Location: Winchester on Mar 15, 2008 at 09:29 AM
    CDW, the Department of Criminal Justice Training Center sets guidelines for all firearms training in the state, and is located in Richmond.
  • by CDW Location: Brownsville on Mar 15, 2008 at 06:36 AM
    Honeycutt is a good man. Why is this a felony? There are alot more serious crimes out there than what he is accused of. We should be prosecuting robbers, burglars & thieves, not a Sheriff. And what does Richmond have to do with concealed weapon training in Edmonson County anyway? I'd be upset if I was a Madison County taxpayer paying for the prosecution of a crime(if it is a crime) that supposedly occured in western Kentucky.


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