Even with a federal indictment over his head, Barren County Sheriff Chris Eaton said he will continue serving the county as long as he can.
“I was out at midnight last night, patrolling, doing my job,” Eaton said. “I was elected to do a job and I’m going to do it.”
Eaton and four deputies were indicted Wednesday through the United States District Court of the Western District of Kentucky at Bowling Green, for deprivation of rights, falsifying reports, witness tampering and giving false statements to the FBI in regards to an arrest made on Feb. 24, 2010, on an individual identified in the indictment as “B.R.S.”
The deputies involved were Aaron Bennett, Robert “Bobby” McCown, Adam Minor and Eric Guffey.
On that date, the deputies, the sheriff and other law enforcement officers were led on a chase through two counties by Billy Randall Stinnett, who was in a rented van with a mobile methamphetamine lab in the back. Stinnett was apprehended by deputies after crashing into the side of the Calvary Baptist Church worship center on East Cherry Street, according to a previous Daily Times story.
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