Ex-deputy pleads guilty to taking evidence

A one-time sheriff

MGN Online

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) - A one-time sheriff's deputy in central Kentucky has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors to settle charges he stole drugs from an evidence locker.

The Georgetown News-Graphic reported that 36-year-old William Jeremy Day is scheduled to plead guilty in Scott County Circuit Court in May. Terms of Day's plea agreement weren't made public.

Day faces six charges of theft of a controlled substance-first offense and one count of theft by unlawful taking.

The indictment came after a six-month investigation by state police requested by Sheriff Tony Hampton on Sept. 11, 2011.

Hampton said he closed down the department's evidence lockers and requested the investigation.

Hampton said Day was promoted to patrol lieutenant in January 2011, which gave him access to the evidence locker.

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