Former Henry County sheriff sentenced
Former Henry County Sheriff David Leon Bumpus was sentenced Wednesday to 13 months in prison and two years supervised release by Judge James D. Todd. Bumpus was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $71,152 to Henry County.
Bumpus entered a guilty plea to one count of conspiracy in April.
He was indicted in November 2006. The indictment charged Bumpus, Faye C. Scott of Henry County and Samuel J. Ferren of Boaz, Ky., with committing various criminal acts while Scott and Bumpus were employed at the Henry County Sheriff’s Department.
The indictment alleged that Bumpus. Scott and Ferren conspired to violate and violated the federal mail fraud statute by purchasing firearms, ammunition, vests and other supplies in the name of the Henry County Sheriff’s Department and diverting the items to Bumpus for his personal use, in violation of Title 18, Unites States Code, Section 371, Section 1341 and Section 2.
Scott entered a guilty plea to one count of conspiracy and was sentenced in September to 30 months probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $71,512.32. Ferren entered a guilty plea to one count of making a false entry into a firearm record and is scheduled to be sentenced in November.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office- County Audit Division. First Assistant U.S. Attorney Larry Laurenzi is handling the case for the government. Published in The Messenger 10.18.07