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Saline County deputy arrested

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SALINE COUNTY (KATV) - A Saline County deputy is facing two charges after being arrested Wednesday afternoon.

Deputy Paul Babbitt was booked in the Saline County Jail around 3 PM and subsequently released.  

Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington says the department had been investigating a theft of property crime since early November that led to the deputy's arrest.

Babbitt faces charges of possession of prescription without a prescription and theft of property.  

Babbitt was placed on administrative leave and relieved of duty.