New Grundy County Sheriff Demands Audit and ATF Check Of Evidence Room

Grundy Co. JailThe new Sheriff in Grundy County is conducting an internal audit. This, comes after a TBI investigation into the department back in March under the watch of former Sheriff Brent Myers.
That investigation ended up with former deputy Deke Mathew Stone facing official misconduct charges in July and one count of theft under $1,000 dollars. The TBI says Stone took three handguns from the evidence lockup. Officials said he had left his job with the department before the TBI began their case in August. Sheriff Clint Shrum was officially sworn into the office as Sheriff, September 1st. He is wasting no time to initiate the internal investigation and says an evidence room audit is necessary.
Over the next several months, deputies will be working with ATF agents to run an E-Trace check on the 329 guns stored in the evidence room.
Sheriff Shrum added, “We may have some that were stolen that need to be returned to the owners, we may have some that are a part of cases current and we may have some that need to be disposed of and so that’s why we brought the ATF in to make sure we maintain the integrity of the cases”.
The Sheriff says he is also working to assign new patrol zones North and South of the county to decrease emergency response times. Officials say the audit will be a long tedious process. At this time it’s unclear exactly how long it will take for the ATF agents to finish. (WRCB-TV)