Sunday, November 15, 2009

Former Sheriff's Deputy Indicted

A December 14th arraignment has been set for a former Putnam County sheriff's deputy, indicted on charges of official misconduct and tampering with evidence. The allegations stem from the arrest of former Deputy Chris Muncy in Coffee County earlier this year for allegedly soliciting a prostitute. The 31-year-old was arrested in February after he allegedly offered to trade drugs for sex. He was terminated from his job in Putnam County and was indicted by the Putnam County grand jury last week on the official misconduct charges -- including allegations that he knowingly "refrained from performing a duty ... this is clearly inherent in the nature of his office." The evidence tampering charge reportedly relates to Muncy's attempt to conceal marijuana he had with him at the time.