Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Former Sheriff's Deputy Charged In Check Case

A former employee at the Putnam County sheriff's department will be in court next week on charges of issuing worthless checks. Authorities say 30-year-old David Shannon Blackwell of Salem Church Road is accused in three separate instances of issuing checks on an account that had already been closed. The checks were issued on the account of a business called Unique Automotive, and were passed on May 10th. Sheriff David Andrews says that Blackwell had worked as a corrections officer and later as a deputy in Putnam County for about five years before being let go from the job last January. Andrews said he could not comment on the reason for the release.