LEBANON, OHIO: A southwest Ohio man has been convicted of keeping money from a golf tournament he organized to benefit the family of a deputy killed during a high-speed chase.
Former Morrow police officer Ryan Hunt pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft and attempted tampering with evidence. He pleaded no contest to two similar charges in a related case.
He’ll be sentenced March 15. Prosecutors are recommending probation.
Warren County Deputy Brian Dulle died in 2011 after being hit while putting down stop sticks to try to halt a stolen car. Hunt organized a golf tournament to help Dulle’s widow and three children but kept thousands of dollars.
Police say after their investigation began, Hunt donated to the Dulle fund from money obtained through a bogus printing job for a business.