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7/20/09

Former Hockley County Chief Deputy makes Federal Court appearance

Source: Lubbock Sheriff's Office Source: Lubbock Sheriff's Office

By James Clark | email
Posted by Karin Slyker | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Can a former sheriff's deputy get out of jail? The presiding judge wants to think about it, before making a decision. 

Gordon Bohannon was arrested July 10th, in Levelland. In court records, he is accused of tipping off a man accused of running a drug ring.

Monday afternoon, Bohannon appeared before a federal judge for his detention hearing. The prosecution presented about 200 pages of material in support of their motion that Bohannon stay behind bars. 

Bohannon entered the courtroom wearing a dark blue, jail jumpsuit, shackled in handcuffs, and leg irons. The courtroom was filled to capacity and among those in attendance, was Bohannon's family.

According to court records, the Hockley County Sheriff might have known something was going on, or at least had a chance to find out. Prosecutors went into great detail about one conversation between Bohannon and the Sheriff David Kinney.

As he left the courtroom, NewsChannel 11 asked Bohannon if Kinney knew what was going on. Bohannon said nothing, as his shackles rattled the floor.

Sheriff Kinney has always said he knew Bohannon had a relationship with the man accused of running a meth ring, Bobby Froman. However, he has always said he thought Bohannon was professional, and that Bohannon used Froman as an informant.

Bohannon has pleaded not guilty. Another 21 defendants from this same indictment have a court date next week.

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