Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly was served with a 25 count indictment Friday.
The charges include theft in office, tampering with evidence, perjury, and dereliction of duty.
Kelly has been the subject of an ongoing investigation. A grand jury has met several times to review the case.
Kelly released a statement to ..WBNS-TV in Columbus that said in part..."I have not committed or attempted to commit a criminal act, nor have any of my employees.
We will now discuss this injustice in a court setting where the facts will be presented."