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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Court documents claim former Madison County sheriff’s investigator Shawn McClure stole a .44 Magnum pistol.

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

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.

According to court documents, McClure was found to be in possession of a .44 Magnum pistol that belonged to someone else.

The court filing goes on to say McClure attempted to dispose of the stolen handgun before the indictment was handed down.