Former Sheriff Accused of Herding Sheep During Home Confinement

Former Sheriff Accused of Herding Sheep During Home Confinement

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CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) -- Former Iron County Sheriff David "Dude" Benson faces allegations that he violated his probation by herding sheep when he should have been at home.

County Attorney Scott Garrett said Benson also allegedly failed to report to his probation officer.

Benson was sentenced in November to six months home confinement and ordered to pay more than $18,700 restitution and $2,000 in fines for misuse of public money and obstruction of justice.

Benson said that he was just helping a friend corral some sheep in December that had escaped and were loose on a Cedar City road.

Benson was to appear Wednesday before retired Judge Douglas Cornaby.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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