Former Scott County sheriff’s deputy indicted

Journal Media Group, Knoxville News Sentinel, KnoxNews.com
BYLINE: News Sentinel staff

Scott County, TN


Cody Scott Yancey (Scott County Jail)

A former Scott County sheriff’s deputy has been indicted on charges that he broke into the department’s evidence locker and stole several pieces of drug evidence, authorities said Tuesday.

Cody Scott Yancey, 25, is charged with three counts of burglary, one count of theft under $500, one count of possession of burglary tools, one count of official misconduct, one count of tampering with evidence, two counts of attempted tampering with evidence and two counts of vandalism under $500, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

TBI agents launched an investigation into the deputy in October at the request of 8th Judicial District Attorney General Jared Effler.

Agents learned that, “on several occasions between Sept. 22 and Oct. 14, Yancey made illegal entry into his department’s temporary evidence storage and removed multiple pieces of drug evidence,” according to a TBI news release Tuesday. “The investigation further revealed that Yancey changed locks on the evidence storage box on two occasions and illegally entered detectives’ offices.”

Yancey subsequently was fired from the Scott County Sheriff’s Department.

He was booked in the Scott County Jail on $10,000 bond Tuesday.

More details as they develop online and in Wednesday’s News Sentinel.

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March 31, 2015

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Former Chattanooga police sergeant pleads in theft case

Chattanooga Times Free Press, chatterchattanooga.com
BYLINE: Claire Wiseman, cwiseman@timesfreepress.com

Chattanooga, TN


Kevin Kincer Contributed Photo / Chattanooga Times Free Press.

A former Chattanooga Police Department sergeant accused of stealing evidence pleaded no contest to six charges Tuesday but will not face jail time.

Kevin Kincer was charged in February with three counts of official misconduct and three counts of theft of property. Former Hamilton County District Attorney Bill Cox requested a review by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation after items including pills were found to be missing from bags in the evidence room Kincer was supposed to be monitoring.

Kincer has been out on bond since February. A police spokesman said he has been on leave without pay.

District Attorney General Neal Pinkston said there was “overwhelming evidence” of Kincer’s guilt.

A plea of no contest does not equate to a guilty plea. Kincer will serve two years of probation and complete 40 hours of community service, something his attorney, Hank Hill, said he does regularly anyway. If he meets the requirements of his probation, which also include regular drug testing, his record could be expunged. He had no criminal record before this arrest.

“Mr. Kincer is a man of honor, and he’s a good person,” Hill said.

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November 6, 2014

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Former sheriff’s captain nabbed by the TBI

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BYLINE: Allie Spillyards – allie.spillyards@wvlt-tv.com

Grundy County, TN

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has indicted a former Grundy County Sheriff’s Department captain for stealing handguns from the department’s evidence room.

TBI Special Agents began investigating Deke Matthew Stone on August 1, 2013.

During that time, they found information that Stone took three handguns from the department’s evidence room.

Stone left his job with the department before the TBI case began.

A Grundy County Grand Jury charged Stone with one count of official misconduct and one count of theft over $1,000.

The 33-year-old turned himself in to TBI Agents at the Grundy County Jail Wednesday, where he was released after posting $7,500 bond.

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July 17, 2014

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