Former Macon County Deputy Arrested on Theft Charge

Nashville, TN (WDEF) – An investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has resulted in the arrest of a former Macon County deputy who is charged with stealing tobacco.

TBI agents began investigating a theft complaint against Troy Griggs, 43, during which information was developed that the then-deputy transported four bales of tobacco to a Hartsville warehouse, to be sold as his own.

The rightful owner reported the product was his and the investigation revealed the tobacco, with an approximate value of $5,300, had been stolen by Griggs.

Griggs is no longer employed by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office. The Macon County Grand Jury returned an indictment of Theft over $2,500.

Griggs was booked and released after posting bond.

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