TRENTON, Tenn. (AP) — Trial dates have been set for this winter for Gibson County's former sheriff and 11 ex-employees who are facing charges that include theft, official misconduct and obtaining prescription drugs by fraud.
News outlets report that former Gibson County Sheriff Charles "Chuck" Arnold and the other former employees are expected to go to trial beginning first on Nov. 7 and again on Dec. 5. Judge William Acree set the dates in court Monday.
Arnold was indicted in November on more than 100 counts of criminal charges by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation after current Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas found items missing when he took office in 2014.
Acree says the defendants have until Sept. 1 to reach any possible plea agreements.