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Former Dallas County Deputy pleads guilty on Ethics charge

A former Dallas County Sheriff Deputy pled guilty on Ethics charge this week.

Dallas County Sheriff Office Chief Investigator Sgt. John Treherne pled guilty of using his position for personal gain and fourth-degree theft charge, according to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson.

Treherne received a combined sentence of two years suspended jail time and four years supervised probation. Jackson said that Treherne can never be a law enforcement officer again, which was part of the plea deal.

Treherne was arrested on Nov. 26, 2019 and resigned that same day. Alabama State Bureau of Investigation handled the case. Treherne took a log splitter and chainsaw from evidence and trading them for labor for personal use. Dallas County Sheriff Mike Granthum said the crimes happened 18 months earlier.

Before the arrest, Treherne had worked 16 years as a Sgt. of Criminal Investigations with the DCSO and was pastor at Crosspoint Christian Church. He was a Selma Police Department officer for 10 years.

“Greed has tragically destroyed his law enforcement career,” Jackson said. “He has paid a heavy price for this.”