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Former Nelson County Sheriff Brooks Indicted On Four Counts : Updated 5.13.16 – 10:25 AM

[ 2 ] May 12, 2016 |
Nelson County Sheriff David Brooks told his staff first and then BRLM today they he will retire at the end of his term of office on December 31, 2015.

Former Nelson County Sheriff David Brooks seen here in this 2015 file photo) was recently indicted by a Bedford County Grand Jury.

Lynchburg, Virginia

The Virginia State police released their official statement Friday morning at 9:23 AM. Here it is verbatim:

“Two Nelson County residents face multiple charges after turning themselves in to Virginia State Police Thursday (May 12, 2016). William D. Brooks, 54, of Shipman, Va., and Rebecca Adcock, 58, of Piney River, Va., were arrested Thursday and released on their own recognizance.

In November 2015, the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office initiated an investigation into the allegation that Brooks, while employed by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, directed members of the sheriff’s office to use public funds to conduct a non-law enforcement investigation in the City of Lynchburg in October 2013. Adcock was employed by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and was actively involved in the “investigation.”

A multi-jurisdictional grand jury handed up the following indictments as a result of the investigation:
Brooks: 1 felony count of embezzlement by officer of public funds
1 misdemeanor count of unlawful videotaping of another
1 misdemeanor count of unlawful dissemination of a video of another
1 misdemeanor count of malfeasance

Adcock: 1 misdemeanor of unlawful videotaping of another
1 misdemeanor count of obstruction of justice

The incident remains under investigation.

Corinne N. Geller
Public Relations Director
Virginia State Police”

Original post from 5.12.16 at 2:35 PM
BRL first broke this story earlier Thursday afternoon in the Tweets below.

Our media partners at The Newsplex in Charlottesville and anchor reporter Tomas Harmon followed up and gathered the details in his story below.

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  1. Me says:

    Becky adcock got wat she been deserving for yrs….dirty cop…as far as brooks…..will police have the same punishment????? No will b throwed out court with possible fines….ashame these r the cops thats suppose to serve n pertect nelson county! What a joke.

  2. John A says:

    So happy to see the 2 of them shut down, I can tell you lots of stories about both of them since I have worked with them and have had to shut my mouth I hope they both get the Max out of this. And its funny that all the family that had so much to say about others has nothing to say about Brooks Now Cant wait to see the others involved get theirs Like the Past Captain and the soiled Inv Billy Mays

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