Ex-Missouri sheriff facing new charges in St. Louis - KMOV.com

Ex-Missouri sheriff facing new charges in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS -- A former southern Missouri sheriff already in prison for distributing methamphetamine and other drugs is facing new allegations, accusing him of burglarizing homes and setting three arson fires.

The charges against Tommy Adams were filed Friday by the Missouri Attorney General’s office.

Adams was sheriff of Carter County when the crimes allegedly occurred, all in 2010. He is accused of breaking into two homes. The arson charges allege that he set fire to his own home in January 2010, and to two others later that year.

A Missouri judge last month sentenced Adams to 12 years in prison following his guilty plea to drug possession and distribution charges. That sentence runs concurrent to a 10-year federal sentence after Adams pleaded guilty in 2012 to possessing and selling stolen firearms.


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