Former Sheriff Faces Charges

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A former Hart County sheriff has been indicted on several charges.

Former Hart County sheriff Jeff Staples posted a $20,000 property bond when he turned himself in, earlier this evening at the Hart County jail.

The Hart County jail said Staples faces seven counts of abuse of public trust, 16 counts of receiving stolen property and one count of receiving a defaced firearm.

Staples was Hart County sheriff for over 12 years.

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