Kentucky State Police have opened an investigation on a former employee at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, but it is not clear which employee it involves.
Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton sent a letter last week to the state police asking them to start the investigation after his office conducted an internal investigation.
“We had a procedure for checks and balances in place and it showed a discrepancy and we handed it off to state police,” Melton said.
Sgt. Gerald Wilson with the KSP Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations Branch West is conducting the investigation, Melton said.
Melton would not say which employee the investigation involved.
However, Melton confirmed that Deputy Matt Brown resigned effective Monday to pursue a job in the jewelry business.
Judge-Executive Ted Collins said Fiscal Court has not received any paperwork for Brown’s resignation.
“Until I get the official paperwork, I have to assume there hasn’t been any resignations,” Collins said.
Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Thursday.
The agenda includes a closed session to discuss property acquisition, pending litigation and personnel issues, but Collins said that does not involve Brown. He said Brown was not a factor when he set the agenda.
“We have other personnel issues and pending litigation,” Collins said. “Nothing to do with the sheriff’s office in our closed session.”