This was reported to the Bellefontaine Examiner and say's he will not be allowed to return to law enforcement. I think he should also repay all money that was used to defend him and any and all that he was paid while this was all pending court action, He is obviously guilty of something if he took a plea deal.
SHELBY COUNTY — Authorities said former Shelby County Sheriff Dean Kimpel will avoid prison as long as he does not violate his probation, whiotv.com
Kimpel was sentenced Friday morning by Judge Robert Lindeman, a visiting judge from Miami County Common Pleas Court.
Lindeman sentenced Kimpel to serve two years of probation and ordered him to pay a $1,000 fine, plus court costs.
If he violates probation, Kimpel could go to prison for up to nine months. The maximum sentence would have been 12 months.
The sentencing comes after Kimpel pleaded guilty in April to misusing a law enforcement computer.
The guilty plea was part of a deal in which four other counts of misusing a law enforcement computer were dismissed and a sexual battery charge out of Auglaize County was also dismissed.
As part of the conditions of his probation, Kimpel is not allowed to have any contact with former deputy Jodi Van Fossen, whom he was accused of assaulting in July 2010.
When given the opportunity to speak, Kimpel told the judge he had nothing to say.
As of 10 a.m., Kimpel tendered his resignation as the sheriff of Shelby County.
As part of the plea deal, Kimpel cannot work in law enforcement for the rest of his life.
Last Updated on Saturday, 09 June 2012 08:39