Saturday, April 9, 2011
Rosebud Police Chief Convicted Of Evidence Tampering
Down in Rosebud, Police Chief Jeremiah Shults is free on bond, awaiting a sentencing hearing after a Falls County jury found him guilty on one of two counts of evidence tampering.
According to the indictment from October 2010, Shults was accused of concealing alcoholic beverage containers at the scene of an accident and altering the driver’s seat of a vehicle.
After about six hours of deliberation that stretched into the night Thursday, jurors convicted Shults on the evidence tampering count stemming from the removal of beer cans from the vehicle involved in the accident, but acquitted him on the count stemming from allegations he moved a seat in the vehicle.
Shults has decided to let the judge decide his punishment. A hearing will be held after a pre-sentence investigation by the county’s Adult Probation Department.
The offense carries a possible penalty of two to 10 years in prison.
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