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Hancock County deputy indicted on theft charges

STAFF REPORT • Feb 11, 2020 at 10:00 AM

SNEEDVILLE — A Hancock County Sheriff’s Office deputy was indicted Monday on theft and conspiracy charges for allegedly stealing appliances from an apartment complex.

In October 2019, Third Judicial District Attorney General Dan Armstrong requested that the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation look into allegations of theft involving Dusty Douglas Lamb, 36.

TBI spokesperson Leslie Earhart stated in her report agents determined that Lamb, who is employed as a deputy with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, stole several appliances and other items from the Cumberland View Apartment Complex in Sneedville.

On Monday, the Hancock County grand jury returned indictments charging Lamb, including one count of theft over $1,000, one count of conspiracy to commit theft over $1,000 and one count of theft under $1,000.

Lamb turned himself in Monday afternoon and was booked into the Hancock County Jail on a $15,000 bond.

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