Simpsonville officer indicted on theft charges

Terry Putnam

SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Shelby Co. Grand Jury has indicted a Simpsonville police officer in connection to a theft at the police station back in November 2015.

It all began back on November 6 when the Simpsonville Police Chief reported that there had been a break-in at the department. According to Kentucky State Police, the suspect broke into evidence lockers and took about $30,000 dollars in cash, along with narcotics and handguns.

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54-year-old Terry Putnam, an officer with the Simpsonville Police Department, was arrested on January 7 in connection to the break-in.  He refused to take a polygraph in reference to the incident on January 14.

On Friday, March 11, Putnam was indicted by the grand jury on charges of theft by unlawful taking, criminal mischief, official misconduct, and tampering with physical evidence.