(03/30/2017)
UPDATE 3/28/17 - A former Roane County Sheriff will not spend time in prison after admitting to stealing drug evidence.

Matthew "Bo" Williams has been sentenced to home confinement for 1-10 years.

Williams was accused of stealing more than $1,000 worth of meth from the Spencer Police Department's evidence room while he worked for the department.

Williams faced up to 10 years in prison.

ORIGINAL STORY - A former sheriff who admitted to suffering from meth addiction is due back in court for sentencing in a case in which he was charged with stealing the drug from a police locker.

Matthew "Bo" Williams faces up to 10 years in prison for his guilty plea to a felony charge of entering without breaking. Sentencing is set for Tuesday in Roane County Circuit Court.

Prosecutors say Williams was accused of taking methamphetamine from the storage area when he was a Spencer police officer last fall.

Williams resigned as an officer in December and resigned as sheriff in January as part of his plea agreement.

County Prosecutor Josh Downey said Williams told him and two others that he had been addicted to meth for more than a year.


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