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Former Bullitt County Sheriff's Deputy accused of filing false charges arraigned Tuesday

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Matthew Corder during a court appearance (WDRB File Photo) Matthew Corder during a court appearance (WDRB File Photo)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A former Bullitt County Sheriff's deputy indicted by a federal grand jury was in court Tuesday.

Matthew Corder was arraigned this morning. He pleaded not guilty to two counts of deprivation of rights. Investigators say he did a search and seizure without probable cause.

According to court documents, Corder entered a man's home without probable cause. He then arrested the unidentified man. The grand jury found Corder also used a weapon and "caused bodily harm" to the man.

In the second count, the grand jury said Corder charged the man with "disorderly conduct" and  "fleeing and evading" without probable cause. He's accused of including false and misleading information when filing the charges.

Corder was fired from the Bullitt County Sheriff's office earlier this year. 

Years ago, Corder was also fired from the Louisville Metro Police Department for abusing his authority when he handcuffed a man while his car was being repossessed. 

This morning, Corder told Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay that he could not afford an attorney.

"It would be way beyond my financial means of what I would be able to take care of," he said.

Magistrate Judge Lindsay assigned defense attorney Laura Wyrosdick to represent Corder for the duration of the hearing.

Corder's trial date was set for February 23, 2016. He was released on his own recognizance. 

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