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DEPUTY CHARGED
Former Pike County deputy pleads guilty to misconduct charge

Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 8:20 AM EDT
PIKEVILLE, Ky.


A former eastern Kentucky sheriff's deputy has pleaded guilty to a charge of official misconduct.

Prosecutor Rick Bartley told the Appalachian News-Express that 33-year-old Matthew Blanton pleaded guilty last week to the misdemeanor count. The newspaper reports prosecutors dropped a drug trafficking charge against Blanton in exchange for the guilty plea.

Blanton was relieved of duty after being arrested last year.

Information from: Appalachian News-Express, http://www.news-expressky.com










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