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Oolitic Deputy Marshall Resigns From Force
Updated September 29, 2015 12:16 PM | Filed under: Crime
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Bill Allen

(BEDFORD) - Oolitic Deputy Marshal Bill Allen has resigned from the Oolitic Police Department.

Allen, who plead guilty in a negotiated plea deal to a Class D felony of dissemination of matter harmful to a minor, was sentenced to two years in prison. However, Lawrence County Superior Court II Judge William Sleva suspended the sentence ordering Allen to spend 2.5 years on probation.

Judge Sleva ordered 1.5 years to be spent on supervised probation, followed by a year on unsupervised probation.
Allen admitted that he provided the girl with a sexual device. The other felony charges of having sexual intercourse, performing sexual deviate conduct and fondling a then 13-year-old girl were dropped as part of that plea agreement.

After the sentencing Allen submitted his letter of resignation to Oolitic Town Council President Delvin Nikirk. The board voted Monday night to accept that resignation.

Allen, who was suspended from the Oolitic Police Department after his arrest will no longer be able to serve as a police officer. Under federal law, all individuals who have been convicted of a felony in state or federal court are prohibited from carrying a firearm. This would prohibit the Oolitic Town council from reinstating Allen as a deputy marshal.

However, upon completion of his 1.5 year of supervised probation, he can petition the court to restore his rights and have the charge dropped to a Class A misdemeanor. An individual who has had their rights restored under state law may be eligible to possess a firearm upon successfully petitioning the court for a restoration of rights.

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