Christian County Deputy Sheriff resigns amid criminal investigation

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HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (WBKO) -- The Christian County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday that Deputy Sheriff Steve Tucker has submitted his resignation to Sheriff Livy Leavell, Jr.

Deputy Tucker was previously placed on administrative leave, pending both an internal investigation by the sheriff’s office, as well as a criminal investigation being conducted by Kentucky State Police.

“Given the preliminary findings of our own internal investigation," said Sheriff Leavell, "as well as the ongoing investigation by the Kentucky State Police, I have accepted Mr. Tucker’s resignation.”

Sheriff Leavell say any further details regarding the criminal investigation will be released from The Kentucky State Police.

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