GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A Gwinnett County police officer was arrested Thursday night and is now facing multiple felony charges days before his planned retirement.
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Police arrested Sgt. Brad Everson and charged him with two counts of “Violation of Oath by a Public Officer”, two counts of “Theft by taking, felony” and two counts of “Theft by taking, misdemeanor”.
Everson was booked into the Gwinnett County jail Thursday night. He was given bond by a magistrate judge and was able to post bail while awaiting a potential trial.
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Gwinnett County Police told Channel 2′s Tony Thomas that Everson was scheduled to retire from his job at the end of July. Officers told Thomas they started investigating the veteran officer after noticing some record keeping issues.
The investigation they said, showed Everson had been allegedly padding his timesheet while actually at home or off duty. The total amounts investigators believe add up to felony levels. Everson is also accused of taking landscaping rocks from a business according to police.
Everson has bonded out of jail.
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