Former LaRue County deputy sheriff arrested for theft

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) – A former LaRue County deputy sheriff was arrested Wednesday and accused of stealing a motorcycle.

Joshua Matthew Darst, 31, of Clarkson, KY recovered a stolen motorcycle and kept it for himself, according to Kentucky State Police, who began their investigation in March. Detectives said Darst altered the motorcycle's appearance in an attempt to keep the owner from identifying it. The alleged offenses happened while Darst was employed as a LaRue County deputy sheriff.

Darst is charged with theft by unlawful taking, tampering with physical evidence and official misconduct. He was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center.

Darst was a six-year veteran of the LaRue County Sheriff's Department.

KSP detectives were continuing to investigate.

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