Prosecutor drops forgery charges against former chief deputy of Bullitt County Sheriff's Office
John Cottrell was accused of possessing fake Sheriff's Office identification badges with his girlfriend's name on them.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The forgery charges against the former chief deputy of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office have been dropped.
John Cottrell was accused of possessing Sheriff's Office identification badges with his girlfriend's name on them.
On Thursday morning, a Commonwealth's Attorney filed a motion to dismiss those charges, saying she'd like to fully evaluate the case before pursuing a conviction.
Cottrell's attorney says the judge signed off and the case was dismissed.
Cottrell still faces an April trial for his indictment for stealing drugs, abusing public trust and tampering with evidence.
He also filed a whistleblower lawsuit against former Bullitt County Sheriff Dave Greenwell.
A copy of the motion to dismiss the charges is included below:
- Former chief deputy for Bullitt County sheriff's office pleads not guilty to forgery
- Authorities release video of marijuana and pills allegedly found in office of former Bullitt County chief deputy
- Former Bullitt County Chief Deputy charged with stealing drugs wants trial as soon as possible
- Bullitt County sheriff accused of 'serious criminal activity' in whistleblower lawsuit
- Grand jury indicts former second in command of Bullitt County Sheriff's Department
- Bullitt County Sheriff fires second in command
- Judge dismisses felony charges against former second in command of Bullitt County Sheriff's Department
- Former Bullitt County officer charged with stealing drugs from evidence room
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