Former Missouri Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Making a False Vandalism Claim

July 25, 2014

The former police chief of Perryville, Missouri, has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of making a false report and will serve 10 days in jail

The Southeast Missourian reports that as part of a plea agreement, Keith Tarrillion on Wednesday surrendered his police license. He received a six-month suspended jail sentence and will serve 10 days in jail – in two-day increments throughout August. He was also placed on probation for one year.

Tarrillion was originally charged with a felony alleging insurance fraud. Authorities said in January that Tarrillion filed a false police report claiming vandalism to a hot tub and table at his home and received $5,400 from his insurer. He resigned as chief in April 2013 after the allegations surfaced.

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