Former Smyth chief deputy and a son i...

Former Smyth chief deputy and a son indicted for conspiracy, embezzlement

There are 47 comments on the TriCities.com story from Oct 3, 2012, titled Former Smyth chief deputy and a son indicted for conspiracy, embezzlement. In it, TriCities.com reports that:

The man who served as chief deputy of the Smyth County Sheriff's Office for more than two decades and worked for the law enforcement agency for about 38 years is now facing indictments for conspiracy and embezzlement.

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SMOKEY

Napoleon, OH

#1 Oct 4, 2012
Why does Sheriff Bradley continue to defend this man? Also the Sheriff said he would disclose his internal investigation after the State police investigation was completed. I think it should now be made public.
fonda morehead

Knoxville, TN

#2 Oct 4, 2012
SMOKEY wrote:
Why does Sheriff Bradley continue to defend this man? Also the Sheriff said he would disclose his internal investigation after the State police investigation was completed. I think it should now be made public.


I heard there is a new book coming out. It's titled "Matthew and Popeye, Teabagging in the Big House".
Ridiculous

Johnson City, TN

#3 Oct 4, 2012
This is seriously getting old. With everything going on in the country we are wasting all of this money on a stupid cell phone that cost probably $20 a month if that and from my understanding was not used as a business line considering the business line has always been a 646 number. If it is an issue then why not say, pay it back or you will face charges? You people obviously have too much free time to be sitting on here all day commenting on this stuff and talking about people. If you feel like you could do a better job than our law enforcement officers then you should have chose that as your profession. It's always easy to throw stones at these people without all of the details basing your opinion on what a newspaper article prints. To me, everyone makes mistakes, whether these gentlemen did or didn't, I have respect for the people in my community and do not feel the need to hide behind a fake screen name, yes this means you too "smokey" commenting on these things. I trust the law system to do their job and I know things happen...if in fact they're guilty, did they do this as a big conspiracy to steal from the county? Get real people! In my opinion, you people who sit on this website commenting and talking smack about everyone all day are stealing from ALL OF US when you get your check next month and have absolutely nothing wrong with you. Don't get me wrong, those who need assistance I am more than thrilled that we can offer that. But if you want to talk about stealing, think of how we as tax payers work and others get to run around and keep having children that they get to stay home with(which, most leave them with someone else) while we have to miss a lot of our kids lives just to work and pay for their health insurance and to provide for them. See people, get real and see the big picture here! Get a life, and if you feel like these officials aren't doingtheirjobs adequately then there is this right that we were granted a long time ago.... It's called VOTING! Oh and if you feel soooo strongly on these opinions then you should definitely start posting your real names. I wish nothing but luck to the two men in court!
Ridiculous

Johnson City, TN

#4 Oct 4, 2012
fonda morehead wrote:
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I heard there is a new book coming out. It's titled "Matthew and Popeye, Teabagging in the Big House".
Obviously you are some ludicrous immature acting idiot, hmmm who knows maybe one day you will end up on topix...
SMOKEY

Napoleon, OH

#5 Oct 4, 2012
Ridiculous wrote:
This is seriously getting old. With everything going on in the country we are wasting all of this money on a stupid cell phone that cost probably $20 a month if that and from my understanding was not used as a business line considering the business line has always been a 646 number. If it is an issue then why not say, pay it back or you will face charges? You people obviously have too much free time to be sitting on here all day commenting on this stuff and talking about people. If you feel like you could do a better job than our law enforcement officers then you should have chose that as your profession. It's always easy to throw stones at these people without all of the details basing your opinion on what a newspaper article prints. To me, everyone makes mistakes, whether these gentlemen did or didn't, I have respect for the people in my community and do not feel the need to hide behind a fake screen name, yes this means you too "smokey" commenting on these things. I trust the law system to do their job and I know things happen...if in fact they're guilty, did they do this as a big conspiracy to steal from the county? Get real people! In my opinion, you people who sit on this website commenting and talking smack about everyone all day are stealing from ALL OF US when you get your check next month and have absolutely nothing wrong with you. Don't get me wrong, those who need assistance I am more than thrilled that we can offer that. But if you want to talk about stealing, think of how we as tax payers work and others get to run around and keep having children that they get to stay home with(which, most leave them with someone else) while we have to miss a lot of our kids lives just to work and pay for their health insurance and to provide for them. See people, get real and see the big picture here! Get a life, and if you feel like these officials aren't doingtheirjobs adequately then there is this right that we were granted a long time ago.... It's called VOTING! Oh and if you feel soooo strongly on these opinions then you should definitely start posting your real names. I wish nothing but luck to the two men in court!
So you are saying it is ok for a high ranking Law Enforcement official to steal from their employer,as long as it is only $20.00 a month. I don't think you will find that anywhere in the code of Virginia. Which if you are really in Law Enforcement you are sworn to obey the laws of the Commonwealth. So maybe you need to go back to the Academy and take a refresher course!
Ridiculous

Johnson City, TN

#6 Oct 4, 2012
SMOKEY wrote:
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So you are saying it is ok for a high ranking Law Enforcement official to steal from their employer,as long as it is only $20.00 a month. I don't think you will find that anywhere in the code of Virginia. Which if you are really in Law Enforcement you are sworn to obey the laws of the Commonwealth. So maybe you need to go back to the Academy and take a refresher course!
Actually no I most certainly am not, however I AM saying that these two men have NOT Even been convicted of this crime yet and may not be, you and I do not know what the evidence is... We know what the paper says! Get over yourself. It like you people just wait for these officials to make a mistake so you can talk about it on topix. It is ridiculous and it's not just law enforcement that you people get on here and talk about...it's preachers, churches, students, teachers....the list is ongoing. How did we get to this point in society that people are so disrespectful and inconsiderate that we get online and bash people who have passed away, made mistakes at school, etc. all I am saying is at least Showa little respect forth lesion your town and let them have a trail before you sit and talk about the, on here.
Rubber Ducky

Paducah, KY

#7 Oct 4, 2012
Why does Sheriff Bradley continue to defend this man?

.......Good question??? Maybe he has phones paid for also!!! Have they checked for any other phones??? I find it hard to believe that the second in command at the Sheriffs office is the only one that had one. They should check to see if the Sheriff used any also!!!!!!
The ole five

Scottsville, VA

#8 Oct 4, 2012
Ridiculous wrote:
This is seriously getting old. With everything going on in the country we are wasting all of this money on a stupid cell phone that cost probably $20 a month if that and from my understanding was not used as a business line considering the business line has always been a 646 number. If it is an issue then why not say, pay it back or you will face charges? You people obviously have too much free time to be sitting on here all day commenting on this stuff and talking about people. If you feel like you could do a better job than our law enforcement officers then you should have chose that as your profession. It's always easy to throw stones at these people without all of the details basing your opinion on what a newspaper article prints. To me, everyone makes mistakes, whether these gentlemen did or didn't, I have respect for the people in my community and do not feel the need to hide behind a fake screen name, yes this means you too "smokey" commenting on these things. I trust the law system to do their job and I know things happen...if in fact they're guilty, did they do this as a big conspiracy to steal from the county? Get real people! In my opinion, you people who sit on this website commenting and talking smack about everyone all day are stealing from ALL OF US when you get your check next month and have absolutely nothing wrong with you. Don't get me wrong, those who need assistance I am more than thrilled that we can offer that. But if you want to talk about stealing, think of how we as tax payers work and others get to run around and keep having children that they get to stay home with(which, most leave them with someone else) while we have to miss a lot of our kids lives just to work and pay for their health insurance and to provide for them. See people, get real and see the big picture here! Get a life, and if you feel like these officials aren't doingtheirjobs adequately then there is this right that we were granted a long time ago.... It's called VOTING! Oh and if you feel soooo strongly on these opinions then you should definitely start posting your real names. I wish nothing but luck to the two men in court!
AMEN !!!
Ridiculous

Johnson City, TN

#9 Oct 4, 2012
Rubber Ducky wrote:
Why does Sheriff Bradley continue to defend this man?
.......Good question??? Maybe he has phones paid for also!!! Have they checked for any other phones??? I find it hard to believe that the second in command at the Sheriffs office is the only one that had one. They should check to see if the Sheriff used any also!!!!!!
I agree, it just seems unfair to me that we sit here and talk about these two men. How can we blame the deputy, could he just walk in and tell them that he wanted another phone added to the plan?? How do we know he wasn't given the phone and said here is two phones?? Who are we to judge them if we have no idea what went on behind closed doors? If we are saying that the son had a phone then I'm sure the deputy did not write the checks to get the bill and I sure that the bill didn't come straight to him each month so only he saw it?? To me it seems a little unfair to just throw two felonies on two men for something like this. I think everyone needs to look at the big picture. Watch Who you point the finger at people before you sit back and think everything through.
SMOKEY

Napoleon, OH

#10 Oct 4, 2012
Ridiculous wrote:
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I agree, it just seems unfair to me that we sit here and talk about these two men. How can we blame the deputy, could he just walk in and tell them that he wanted another phone added to the plan?? How do we know he wasn't given the phone and said here is two phones?? Who are we to judge them if we have no idea what went on behind closed doors? If we are saying that the son had a phone then I'm sure the deputy did not write the checks to get the bill and I sure that the bill didn't come straight to him each month so only he saw it?? To me it seems a little unfair to just throw two felonies on two men for something like this. I think everyone needs to look at the big picture. Watch Who you point the finger at people before you sit back and think everything through.
Tell us more. Sounds like you might have a little inside information,as none of this has been in the papers. Also the Commonwealth's Attorney can not move a case forward with out probable cause that a crime has been committed.
Ridiculous

Johnson City, TN

#11 Oct 4, 2012
SMOKEY wrote:
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Tell us more. Sounds like you might have a little inside information,as none of this has been in the papers. Also the Commonwealth's Attorney can not move a case forward with out probable cause that a crime has been committed.
No actually it's called common sense. Anyone who has worked with any kind of business knows that you idiot. If someone's spouse is the account holder on a cell phone then you can't just walk in and make changes or add phones on the account if you aren't authorized. Oh yeah and btw I do not work in law enforcement or anything relevant to it nor do I know anymore than you do on this, however I do have a brain. So you can just get off that kick and stop acting like you know something.
Bahahahah

Brevard, NC

#12 Oct 4, 2012
Ridiculous wrote:
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No actually it's called common sense. Anyone who has worked with any kind of business knows that you idiot. If someone's spouse is the account holder on a cell phone then you can't just walk in and make changes or add phones on the account if you aren't authorized. Oh yeah and btw I do not work in law enforcement or anything relevant to it nor do I know anymore than you do on this, however I do have a brain. So you can just get off that kick and stop acting like you know something.
I think you got the idiot part wrong, I think you should have just said "Jackson." because I definitely think at this point we all know how they roll;)
SMOKEY

Napoleon, OH

#13 Oct 4, 2012
Ridiculous wrote:
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No actually it's called common sense. Anyone who has worked with any kind of business knows that you idiot. If someone's spouse is the account holder on a cell phone then you can't just walk in and make changes or add phones on the account if you aren't authorized. Oh yeah and btw I do not work in law enforcement or anything relevant to it nor do I know anymore than you do on this, however I do have a brain. So you can just get off that kick and stop acting like you know something.
MY,My, What anger problem you have.
Millcreek Bandit

Knoxville, TN

#14 Oct 4, 2012
Ridiculous wrote:
This is seriously getting old. With everything going on in the country we are wasting all of this money on a stupid cell phone that cost probably $20 a month if that and from my understanding was not used as a business line considering the business line has always been a 646 number. If it is an issue then why not say, pay it back or you will face charges? You people obviously have too much free time to be sitting on here all day commenting on this stuff and talking about people. If you feel like you could do a better job than our law enforcement officers then you should have chose that as your profession. It's always easy to throw stones at these people without all of the details basing your opinion on what a newspaper article prints. To me, everyone makes mistakes, whether these gentlemen did or didn't, I have respect for the people in my community and do not feel the need to hide behind a fake screen name, yes this means you too "smokey" commenting on these things. I trust the law system to do their job and I know things happen...if in fact they're guilty, did they do this as a big conspiracy to steal from the county? Get real people! In my opinion, you people who sit on this website commenting and talking smack about everyone all day are stealing from ALL OF US when you get your check next month and have absolutely nothing wrong with you. Don't get me wrong, those who need assistance I am more than thrilled that we can offer that. But if you want to talk about stealing, think of how we as tax payers work and others get to run around and keep having children that they get to stay home with(which, most leave them with someone else) while we have to miss a lot of our kids lives just to work and pay for their health insurance and to provide for them. See people, get real and see the big picture here! Get a life, and if you feel like these officials aren't doingtheirjobs adequately then there is this right that we were granted a long time ago.... It's called VOTING! Oh and if you feel soooo strongly on these opinions then you should definitely start posting your real names. I wish nothing but luck to the two men in court!
Don't get so mad Kenny!
SMOKEY

Napoleon, OH

#15 Oct 4, 2012
the vulture

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Oct 4, 2012
Why are you all defending them? If the phone was used like they say it was it's a felony. A former police officer in Saltville was charged in a similar case. And the commonwealth's attorney didn't excuse himself from that one. The police officers should set an example and not be the example. Was Bradley so cock-eyed in his investigation he didn't see it? He got bills every month with the call listing on them. No the investigation was tainted from the start and like letting the fox watch over the hen house.
Ye-Haw

Knoxville, TN

#17 Oct 4, 2012
Kenneth Lewis teabagged the taxpayers.
citizen

Scottsville, VA

#18 Oct 4, 2012
Kenny Lewis is a good man!!!! If you are perfect then by all means throw the first stone!!!!!
SMOKEY

Napoleon, OH

#19 Oct 4, 2012
Don't have to. The Commonwealth of Virginia is throwing 2 big stones at him.
citizen wrote:
Kenny Lewis is a good man!!!! If you are perfect then by all means throw the first stone!!!!!
fonda morehead

Knoxville, TN

#20 Oct 4, 2012
Ridiculous wrote:
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Obviously you are some ludicrous immature acting idiot, hmmm who knows maybe one day you will end up on topix...
I am just that, but the taxpayers of this fine county DO NOT PAY THE PHONE BILL FOR MY BUSINESS.

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