Murfreesboro Officer Resigns After Allegedly Stealing, Reselling Equipment
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – An officer for the Murfreesboro Police Department has resigned amid allegations that he sold stolen equipment on the Internet.
Officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said 33-year-old Jason Lowder admitted to stealing bulletproof vests and selling the items online on Craigslist and Armslist.
The alleged thefts were said to have occurred between January 2013 and January 2014.
Investigators said Lowder made at least one of those sales from the back of his patrol vehicle, while in uniform.
On June 6, he entered an information plea to a charge of Theft Over $500.
As part of the agreement, he would serve probation, pay $1,000 in restitution and surrender his certification as a police officer in Tennessee.