Former Wilson County sheriff’s deputy and Board of Education member Greg Lasater turned himself in late Friday night after a grand jury indicted him for official misconduct and theft of property.
The 32-count indictment included 16 counts each for misdemeanor theft of property less than $500 in value and felony official misconduct, according to Wilson County District Attorney Tommy Thompson.
Lasater, 45, of Lebanon, was the subject of a month-long investigation into allegations he was stealing gas from the sheriff’s department revealed June 27 by Sheriff Robert Bryan. Lasater resigned both his seat on the school board, as well as his job with the sheriff’s department, that same day. He was a 26-year veteran deputy and school resource officer and serving his third term on the board.
“That’s not a benefit to his job,” Thompson said. “That’s just the times someone had evidence. This is just a snapshot during a period of time, maybe 30 days.”
Wilson County Jail records show Lasater was booked in Friday at 10:48 p.m. and released at 11 p.m. A bond amount was unknown.
A court date was set for July 25 in the case. Attorney Jeff Cherry is representing Lasater.