Former Bullitt Co. Sheriff's Office deputy indicted for civil rights violations

Published: Dec. 16, 2015 at 10:48 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 23, 2015 at 10:48 PM EST
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BULLITT COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – A former Bullitt County Sheriff's Office deputy has been indicted for civil rights violations.

Matthew Corder, 51, was indicted Wednesday in U.S. District Court on two counts of deprivation of rights under color law.

According to court documents, in October of 2014 Corder entered the victim's home, arrested him without probable cause and charged him with disorderly conduct and fleeing and evading. Records allege Corder "knowingly included false and misleading information in the charging document." Charges against the victim were later dismissed.

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Corder is the husband of former Bullitt County Det. Lynn Hunt, who was let go from her duties at the department in July following an internal investigation.

Both Corder and Hunt were previously employed by Louisville Metro Police Department. Corder was fired from the department in May of 2003 after he faced multiple charges stemming from a 2002 incident when he allegedly drew a gun and handcuffed a person who was attempting to repossess his vehicle.

A jury found him not guilty.

Hunt worked as a lieutenant with LMPD and retired in December 2011 after the department started an investigation involving her. The case was closed when she retired.

If convicted, Corder faces a maximum of 11 years in prison.

The case remains under investigating by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Louisville Division.

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