Former Madison County Sheriff’s Deputy Indicted on Theft Charges

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office said a former deputy has been indicted on theft charges.

Former deputy Shawn McClure was indicted on charges of second-degree receiving stolen property and second-degree theft.

“It is our responsibility to address criminal activity wherever it occurs,” Sheriff Blake Dorning said Friday. “It doesn’t matter where it occurs. Nobody is above the law.”

On November 5th, Investigator Shawn McClure ended his 12-year career at the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.  He handed in his resignation as an internal investigation probed into whether he had participated in any wrongdoing.

In a case that hits close to home, investigators say they show no leniency within their own ranks.

“At times you have people who aren’t going to do the right thing and when they don’t it’s our job to – whether they’re in law enforcement or not in law enforcement – to arrest, convict, and take care of them. Get them off the streets. If they’re not doing right, we’re going to take care of it,” said Sheriff Dorning.

McClure faces two charges – receiving stolen property and theft of property.

Sergeant Brian Chaffin would not reveal if the accused thefts occurred while McClure was on the job, but he was employed when the theft did occur.

A warrant has been issued for McClure’s arrest, but investigators hope he will turn himself in.

Investigators say at this point they cannot make a judgment call on whether these charges could impact any of the cases McClure worked on as an investigator in the past.