Brought to you by WBIW News and Network Indiana
Last updated on Friday, June 8, 2007
(BEDFORD) - Former Lawrence County Sheriff Kent Hawkins has been officially charged with forging the signatures of other police officers.
Hawkins is also charged with keeping over 100 guns that had been given to his department.
Another Lawrence County Sheriff's Department officer, John Potter, has been charged with forgery. Current Lawrence County Sheriff Sam Craig says Potter signed an affidavit admitting to forging signatures of other officers on weapon "buyback" forms two years ago.
Craig says Hawkins has a warrant for his arrest and police are attempting to serve him the papers.
Potter surrendered yesterday and is free after paying on a $20,000 bond.
Lawrence County Prosecutor Michelle Woodward says she plans to request a special prosecutor to oversee court proceedings.
1340 AM WBIW welcomes comments and suggestions by calling 812.277.1340 during normal business hours or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
© Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Click here to go back to previous page