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Lucas County deputy accused of playing dirty

LUCAS COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

A Lucas County Sheriff's deputy has been accused of working on the wrong side of the law.

According to court records, Paul Little gave his department-issued gun to a known felon, Kenneth Rodgers, earlier this month.

It's unclear at this time why Little allegedly handed the gun over, but it turns out Rodgers is a paid informant for the sheriff's office, and he immediately notified officials.

Little has been accused of filing a police report saying his gun was stolen, as well as allegedly threatening to kill Rodgers after he discovered he was an informant. Court documents also show Rodgers has taken out a protection order against Little.

Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp says Little is on paid administrative leave, pending an internal investigation.

A full hearing is scheduled for June 3.


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