Saline County deputy arrested

SALINE COUNTY (KATV) - A Saline County deputy is facing two charges after being arrested Wednesday afternoon.

Deputy Paul Babbitt was booked in the Saline County Jail around 3 PM and subsequently released.

Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington says the department had been investigating a theft of property crime since early November that led to the deputy's arrest.

Babbitt faces charges of possession of prescription without a prescription and theft of property.

Babbitt was placed on administrative leave and relieved of duty.