FREMONT, OH (AP) – A judge says an Ohio sheriff suspended after being charged with stealing medications from prescription drug disposal drop boxes has violated terms of his bond.
A special prosecutor on Thursday argued that Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer violated the terms by having contact with potential witnesses.
The judge raised Overmyer’s bond to $250,000 and ordered that he be held in jail until he’s able to post the new amount.
The sheriff’s attorney says the allegations are timed to next week’s election and an attempt to influence voters.
He is still on the ballot for sheriff despite the charges and his suspension.
Overmyer in August was accused of deceiving doctors into giving him painkillers and misusing department funds. He has pleaded not guilty and suggests the investigation was politically motivated.