HARRISVILLE, W.Va. — A Ritchie County sheriff’s deputy is free on bond after being arrested Friday on felony charges.
Ritchie County Sheriff Bryan Backus announced Cpl. Jim Asbury had been charged with falsifying accounts after an investigation showed Asbury lied about the number of hours he had worked.
The sheriff said the arrest was disappointing.
“This is one of the worst events that can happen in either the deputy’s career or the administration’s,” Backus said in a news release.
The sheriff said the investigation is ongoing and additional charges could be filed.
Asbury posted $10,000 bond and was released. He was suspended with pay.