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Former Sumner Co. Sheriff's Major Indicted On Theft, Drug Charges

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Posted at 6:30 PM, Sep 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-14 09:37:23-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Former Sumner County Sheriff’s Major, Don Linzy, has been indicted in ongoing TBI misconduct case.

Linzy resigned last week after he was placed on unpaid administrative leave amid allegations of misconduct

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation obtained indictments for Linzy Thursday in connection to the ongoing misconduct investigation.

The TBI opened an investigation into Linzy at the request of Sheriff Weatherford and District Attorney Ray Whitley. The investigation stemmed from allegations that Linzy tampered with evidence in closed drug cases. The investigation was said to include surveillance video of this occurring at the evidence locker.

During the investigation, Agents learned that Major Linzy was responsible for the disappearance of the narcotic medications.

The Sumner County Grand Jury returned indictments Thursday, charging the 55-year-old with two counts of Official Misconduct, one count of Theft under $500, and five counts of Simple Possession/Casual Exchange of a Controlled Substance.

Linzy was booked into the Sumner County Jail, where at the time of this release he was being held on $10,000 bond.

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