Former Vandalia PD employee charged with misconduct and theft

She's also accused of theft for allegedly taking contraband being held as evidence from the locker that was valued over $500.

March 6, 2020

FAYETTE COUNTY, IL — A former Vandalia Police Department employee has been charged in Fayette County Court with official misconduct and theft.

According to court records, 29-year old Cheyenne Haxton is free on $500 cash bond. She's charged with two Class 3 felonies for official misconduct and theft between $500 and $10,000.

A special prosecutor has been brought in on the case and told the court that while Haxton as an employee of the Vandalia Police Department Haxton allegedly removed items from the secured evidence locker at the Vandalia Police Department, for her own personal use and not intending to return the items."

She's also accused of theft for allegedly taking contraband being held as evidence from the locker that was valued over $500.

Each Class 3 felony is punishable by between two to five years in prison. Haxton is next scheduled to appear in court April 7 for a preliminary hearing and first appearance with her court appointed attorney.

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