Friday, July 8, 2016

Just Who Are The Laws Meant For?

If you're from around these parts- The Eastern Panhandle of WV- I'm sure you know of the local cases involving some of our deputies in the Sheriffs Department.

For instance, remember the drugs stolen from the evidence room by a deputy? He received a $5 fine.

The Case of The Missing Guns from the evidence room of the Berkeley County Sheriffs Department
is one for Nancy Drew and amateur Sleuths.

Matthew Umstead, a reporter for The Herald News reported,
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A former Berkeley County Sheriff's Department deputy was sentenced Thursday to 10 days in jail on an embezzlement conviction stemming from the sale of guns that were in the custody of the law-enforcement agency.
Dennis E. Streets, a former captain with the department, was taken into custody in Berkeley County Circuit Court after being ordered to begin serving the jail sentence immediately as a condition of the five years of probation that was imposed.
"I think it's very important that you do some jail time," 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge John C. Yoder told Streets before he was escorted from the courtroom by court security.
Indicted in October 2014, Streets initially was accused of embezzling more than $5,000 in guns from the sheriff's deparment...

Story here, by Matthew Umstead who does a great job reporting unbiased news for Berkeley County, WV

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