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Randall County Sheriff Joel Richardson indicted for felony abuse of official capacity


Randall County Sheriff  Joel Richardson has been indicted for abuse of official capacity charge. Court records show that Richardson was charged with abuse of official capacity from $150,000 to $300,000, a second-degree felony.

Law expects told High Plains Pundit there is a violation of the law if a public servant misuses government property, services, personnel or any other thing of value belonging to the government. Public servants may not use their position to benefit themselves.

Richardson has been with the Randall County Sheriff's Office since 1976 serving as a patrol deputy, Special Crimes Investigator, Criminal Investigator, Lieutenant of the Criminal Division and Chief Deputy. He was first elected Randall County Sheriff in 2000 after serving as Chief Deputy for 13 years.

We will have more information on this developing story.

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