BREAKING: Lawrence County Chief Deputy Indicted On Fraud

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Lawrence County Sheriff Gene Mitchell said that Chief Deputy Harold Knighten has been indicted by a Lawrence County Grand Jury.  

Mitchell said that the grand jury came back with the indictment yesterday.  He said that jurors heard evidence this week presented by State Investigators concerning the findings of their investigation.  

Sheriff Mitchell said that Knighten was indicted on two counts of Fraudulent Use of the Law Enforcement Tactical System (L.E.T.S.), which is a felony, and two counts of Fraudulent Use of the National Crime Information Center (N.C.I.C.) System, which is a misdemeanor.  

Mitchell said that Knighten turned himself into the State Investigators at the Lawrence County Jail Friday evenign and was booked in and later released after posting a $10,000.00 bond.

He said that the whole situation is regrettable, but that he appreciated state officials for being expedient in their investigation .  

Sheriff Mitchell said that he asked State Investigators to conduct an investigation after he received complaints about Knighten back in July.