Former Winamac police officer pleads guilty to felony theft

Pulaski Co., Ind. A former Winamac police officer, accused of stealing cash from a department storage locker, has confessed to the crime, according to our reporting partners at WKVI radio.

Ex-Deputy Marshal Daymond Hartley pleaded guilty to felony theft in Pulaski Circuit Court Thursday.

He was sentenced to a year-and-a-half in jail with all but 60 days of that sentence suspended as part of a plea agreement with the state.

After serving time behind bars, he'll then spend another 16 months on probation.

The investigation began this past spring when Hartley was accused of taking more than $6,000 from an evidence locker.

He returned it a week or two later and reportedly confessed to the police chief saying he'd taken the money to help pay for a dental procedure for his mother.

Harley later resigned from his position at the department.

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