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Whitley County Sheriff Investigation

May 19, 2011

Luallen releases audits of former Whitley Sheriff

Notes continual concerns with office, tax collection

CORBIN — State Auditor Crit Luallen today released the 2008 tax audit of former Whitley County Sheriff Lawrence Hodge for the period July 26, 2008 through April 15, 2009 and the audit of the 2009 fee account used to operate his office.Both audits are being referred to the FBI for further review. Read more in Friday's edition of the Times-Tribune.

2008 former Whitley County Sheriff Audit.pdf

2009 former Whitley County Sheriff Audit.pdf

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Whitley County Sheriff Investigation
  • 1101 Lawrence Hodge.jpg Hodge pleads guilty

    “Guilty.” That word was uttered 21 times by former Whitley County sheriff Lawrence Hodge during a hearing Thursday in which Hodge was slated to enter a plea.

    November 1, 2013 1 Photo

  • Hodge court appearance postponed

    Former Whitley County Sheriff Lawrence “Larry” Hodge, now jailed in Elkton Federal Prison in Ohio convicted on federal charges, was slated for his first court appearance Monday to face several state charges.

    July 30, 2013

  • Hodge to appear in court

    Arrangements to transport former Whitley County Sheriff Lawrence “Larry” Hodge back to Whitley County to face several charges are not yet complete.

    June 5, 2013

  • Fritts handed 15-year sentence

    “You didn’t say ‘no.’” That’s what U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove told Doyle “Stan Boy” Fritts Thursday, who was found guilty in February of several charges related to a conspiracy to distribute oxycodone with his brothers.

    December 21, 2012

  • Fritts sentenced to 15 years

    Doyle "Stan Boy" Fritts, found guilty in February of several charges related to a conspiracy to distribute oxycodone with his brothers, received a 15-year sentence today from U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove.

    December 20, 2012

  • Whitley Sheriff’s Office receives good audit

    Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell received a good report from the Kentucky state auditor’s office Thursday.
    2012 Whitley Sheriff's Audit.pdf

    November 2, 2012

  • 911 director not indicted in Lawrence Hodge case

    A Whitley County Grand jury did not indict Whitley County 911 Director Chuck Davis on a charge related to missing money when Davis worked as a detective under former sheriff Lawrence Hodge.

    October 17, 2012

  • Whitley Grand Jury hears evidence on 911 Director

    The Whitley County Grand Jury heard evidence concerning 911 Director Chuck Davis during its meeting on Sept. 5, but continued the case to be investigated further, according to court documents.

    September 24, 2012

  • Audit of former sheriff Hodge’s office released

    An audit of former Whitley County sheriff Lawrence Hodge’s 2010 tax settlement account has been released by Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen.

    August 1, 2012

  • Hodge pretrial conference postponed

    A pre-trial conference set for Monday for former Whitley County Sheriff Lawrence Hodge has been postponed due to concerns of the Kentucky Bureau of Prisons, according to Commonwealth’s Attorney Allen Trimble.

    May 7, 2012