6:37 PM, Feb 10, 2017
LAFAYETTE, Tenn. – A former Macon County Sheriff’s deputy was arrested and charged with theft.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation began investigating Troy Griggs in January.
resulted in the indictment and arrest of a former Macon County deputy who is charged with stealing tobacco.
Griggs transported four bales of tobacco to a warehouse in Hartsville, to be sold as his own. The next day, the rightful owner of the tobacco reported to the warehouse that the product was his.
The tobacco was valued at about $5,300, had been stolen by Griggs on January 16. Griggs is no longer employed by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office.
On Monday, the Macon County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Griggs with one count of Theft over $2,500.
Griggs turned himself in to Agents Friday night. He was booked into the Macon County Jail and was released after posting a $2,500 bond.