Deputy Jailer Arrested

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A Hart county part-time deputy jailer is arrested for stealing property valued at $10,000.

Twenty-three-year-old James Brent Choate of Bonnieville was arrested by the Sheriff's Department for stealing two military handheld radios belonging to the Kentucky Army National Guard.

The radios were stolen when the unit was in Munfordville providing assistance during the November 6 tornado of last year.

According to the Hart county sheriff's department, at the time of the theft Choate was employed as a part-time Hart County 911 dispatcher, and is currently a part-time deputy jailer at the Hart County Jail.

Choate is lodged in the Hart County Jail and has been charged with two counts of theft by unlawful taking over $3,000.