Lawrence County Alabama chief deputy indicted on fraud charges www.privateofficer.com
LAWRENCE COUNTY, AL Aug 19 2012 - A Lawrence County deputy was indicted Thursday on multiple counts of fraud after a grand jury heard evidence this week from state investigators on their findings.
In an e-mail sent late Friday night, Sheriff Gene Mitchell said Chief Deputy Harold Knighten was indicted on two counts of fraud due to illegal use of the Law Enforcement Tactical System, a felony in Alabama. He was also indicted on two counts of fraud from the illegal use of the National Crime Information Center System.
Knighten turned himself in Friday night and was booked in the Lawrence County Jail; he was later released on a $10,000 bond.
This investigation came after Sheriff Mitchell asked state investigators in July to look into his conduct after receiving several complaints