WV sheriff's deputy found guilty of falsifying documents
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia sheriff’s deputy has been found guilty of falsifying documentation of payments made to confidential informants.
News outlets report former Harrison County deputy Timothy Rock was found guilty Thursday of 17 counts of falsifying accounts and one count of conspiracy to commit a felony.
A male informant testified during the trial that Rock allowed him to have some of the heroin from a drug bust instead of receiving vouchers for pay for his informant work.
Also during the trial, former Chief Deputy Jeff McAtee testified that former Sheriff Albert Marano became aware of accusations that Rock paid confidential informants with heroin and didn’t conduct an internal investigation.
Marano told The Exponent Telegram he didn’t have a comment.
Rock faces sentencing in October.