Sunday, September 26, 2010

Ex-Police Chief Could Be Facing Jail Time

The former chief of police in Monterey, Tennessee, could be going to jail -- depending on the outcome of a sentencing hearing in December.  Tim Murphy has now pleaded guilty to charges of official misconduct and theft over $10,000.  The misconduct charge is a felony that carries a possible prison term of one to six years.  The theft charge could garner a sentence of three to fifteen years.  Prosecutors say Murphy, who was named police chief in 2008, stole nearly $30,000 in various cash and merchandise from the department -- including guns and ammunition.