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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) --A former Grayson County Sheriff's detective finds himself on the other side of the law and has been sentenced to a year in prison. Terry Blanton had little to say in court on Tuesday -- in fact, he let his attorney read a written statement.
Blanton pleaded guilty to stealing drugs from the Grayson County evidence locker while working as a detective there and hindering the apprehension of a woman named Hope Shelburne who was wanted by police. She has now filed a civil lawsuit.
In fact, this criminal case has spawned three lawsuits against Blanton and his former supervisor, Grayson County Sheriff Rick Clemons.
Blanton's attorney says for 23 years the detective followed and enforced the letter of the law until this happened.
The civil cases filed against Blanton and the sheriff accuse Blanton of sexual harassment. Two men also say they spent time in jail because Blanton served them with false drug charges. All three are seeking $10 million. Blanton's attorney on this case is not representing him in the civil cases, but did say he's read the accusations and they are untrue.
Blanton was taken directly into custody. He will be eligible for shock probation in 30 days.