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December 9, 2002

ASHBURN - The Ashburn Police Department is short one key officer this week, the captain overseeing investigations.

"Situation came about, I hate it, but it's something that needed to be looked into," Ashburn Police Chief Ben Sumner said.

Captain Lane Stuckey is now on administrative leave, after being arrested Friday for lying under oath back on November 15th.

"They were requesting GBI do an investigation on charge of perjury following commital hearing on Tom Whitsette Junior."

A committal hearing is where police officers present evidence before Magistrate Judge Craig Poole to see if there's enough evidence to present the case to a grand jury. Tom Whitsette Junior is the man found in an attic back in September. Whitsette, wanted for aggravated assault, had eluded officers on several occasions, and supposedly made death threats along the way towards Ashburn police officers and the chief.

"Perjury very serious offense, something we in law enforcement here have a high regard for ethics," Sumner said.

Stuckey joined the Ashburn police department just a year ago, after working 10 years in law enforcement in Florida and 3 years in Cordele. Now the veteran captain awaits the findings of a GBI investigation, that will be turned over to the district attorney this week. 

Stuckey was transported to Tift County for his bond hearing, so he would not have to appear before the same judge who asked for his arrest. He's free on $2,000 bond.

posted at 6:30 p.m. by dave.d'marko@walb.com

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