Sandusky County Sheriff Arrested on 38 Felony Charges, Political Revenge Possible Motive in Seeking Indictment

Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer indicted Tuesday, prior statements indicate political revenge may be prosecutor’s motive in seeking indictment

Overmyer (1)FREMONT — Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury on 43 counts, including 38 felony counts that include theft and tampering with records charges.

Sheriff Overmyer, 42, is accused of using money and tampering with records from his office’s Furtherance of Justice funds.

The indictments allege he deceived physicians and pharmacists to obtain prescription pain medication, and that he took medications from area prescription drug-disposal drop boxes.

The sheriff turned himself in to authorities after 10 p.m., said Dan Tierney, spokesman for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.

The charges were the culmination of a probe begun in September, 2015, by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, at the request of Thomas Stierwalt, Sandusky County prosecutor.

Sheriff Overmyer is to be arraigned today before Visiting Judge Patricia Cosgrove, Mr. DeWine said in a release. Carol Hamilton O’Brien, the Delaware County prosecutor, has been serving as special prosecutor.

ATTACHMENT: Copy of Overmyer’s indictment


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