Hawkins County Deputy arrested by TBI

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)--The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a Hawkins County Sheriff’s Deputy in connection with stolen evidence. The District Attorney General asked the TBI to look into evidence that was discovered missing from the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office evidence room in March.

Agents arrested 42-year-old Brad Depew of Church Hill and charged him with one count of burglary, one count of theft and one count of tampering with evidence.

TBI with assistance from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, also executed a search warrant at his home this afternoon to look for missing narcotics and other evidence from the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office. Depew was a night shift patrol deputy at the department.

Depew was booked into the Hawkins County Jail.


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  • by Bob Location: rogersville on Apr 23, 2011 at 07:19 PM
    Take it easy on him? yeah right... he is held to a higher standard than normal everyday people.... It didn't bother him at all to arrest people for drugs or whatever else he stole, but i bet he's thinking real hard about all those people now and how much their lives changed... I say throw the book at him, even though we all know he's gonna get probation and maybe a little house arrest.... HYPOCRITE
  • by tweety Location: church hill on Apr 22, 2011 at 12:08 PM
    Bad Deputy!!
  • by anonymous Location: mooresburg on Apr 22, 2011 at 12:20 AM
    im a relative of his wife.... it is beggining to show that the end of days is upon us....tha teuth will stand when the world is on fire, i find it hard to believe that he got himself caught with all theses other worse criminals getting aay with everything....i just wander if he would have cut me a break if he had ever caught me, but on the other hand , he knew me....go easy on him, i assume it was his 1rst offende... he has rights just like the rest of us....over and OUT

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