8/21/15 – 7:13 A.M.
A former Allen County Sheriff’s sergeant has admitted that he took guns from the department’s evidence locker. The Lima News reports Fredrick DePalma Jr. pleaded guilty to 59 felony charges during a Thursday hearing. DePalma said that he took items from the evidence room, sold them, and then attempted to cover his tracks by documenting the items had been destroyed.
In all, 33 guns were taken. DePalma also admitted to taking $11,800 in cash and some electronic items.
He’ll be sentenced September 30.
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