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See the above unredacted
termination letter for former Deputy Austin Shepherd’s .  The details outlined in the letter explain the details of his termination but also initiated an internal investigation as to whether criminal charges could be pursued.  The Richmond County Sheriffs Office also met with and solicited the assistance of our local FBI Office.  They have concluded that based on the available information; there is not enough evidence available for a successful prosecution.  Therefore, no criminal charges will be filed.