Former Bullitt County sheriff is under federal investigation

SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Indicted former Bullitt County Sheriff Dave Greenwell changed his mind and has decided not to run for re-election. 

"After a lot of soul searching and praying, I felt like God's got a different plan for my life," Greenwell said. "I don't have nothing to prove to anybody. I am proud of what I've accomplished. I felt like it was time to move on."

He's also facing a lawsuit where Bullitt County wants him to pay for debt incurred under his leadership which was more than $600,000. The county says through October 2017, the county has paid the Revenue Cabinet funds in excess of $224,000 on behalf of Greenwell. In the lawsuit, the county says the debt is a personal obligation of Greenwell.

Greenwell has maintained his innocence. He was indicted in federal court for obstructing an investigation and aiding a special deputy, who sought to distribute more than 1,000 kilos of marijuana. His trial is scheduled to happen in August.

Nine candidates are running for Bullitt County Sheriff in the May primary.

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