Former police dispatcher reaches plea deal to close book on 2014 arrests

By Gary Scott on August 17, 2015 at 2:08pm

The third of three Greene County officials arrested in connection with a drug case last June has reached a plea deal.

Michele Stewart, a former police dispatcher for the White Hall and Roodhouse police departments, pleaded guilty to a charge of theft under $500 in Greene County Court on Friday. As part of the plea deal, a charge of possession of a controlled substance was dropped.

Stewart was sentenced to twelve months of reporting court supervision and was fined $250.

Stewart and a fellow dispatcher, Amanda Morrow, were arrested last summer after being accused of taking prescription medication from a storage area at the White Hall Police Department.

Morrow pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance charges in February, while a theft charge was dropped in her case.

The former acting police chief of Roodhouse, Steve Settles, was also arrested and pleaded guilty in April to controlled substance possession charges, with two felony charges dropped in a plea deal.

None of the three individuals reportedly work in the positions they had.

Stewart was represented by attorney Tom Piper.