Former Colorado sheriff sentenced for misconduct

July 13, 2018

DENVER (AP) — A 45-year-old former sheriff in northeastern Colorado has been sentenced to seven months in jail for taking an inmate to his home.

Thomas “TJ” Hanna was sentenced Wednesday by Logan County District Court Judge Michael Singer.

A Logan County jury on May 8 found Hanna guilty of first-degree official misconduct. He was found not guilty of several other charges, including sexual assault on an at-risk person and second-degree kidnapping.

Prosecutors said Hanna transported an inmate in his personal vehicle to his home in August 2016.

By statute, Hanna’s conviction will result in revocation of his Colorado peace officer certification.

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