By Associated Press - Monday, November 7, 2016

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A Platte man is accused of stealing seized property while employed as an officer with the South Dakota Highway Patrol.

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Brule County State’s Attorney David Natvig announced Monday that 47-year-old Brian Biehl has been arrested and charged with felony grand theft for allegedly taking money while working for the patrol.

Biehl faces up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine if convicted. He did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment.

Biehl was a trooper for about 15 years, working in the Chamberlain area. The agency said he’s no longer employed but wouldn’t say if he quit or was fired.

Patrol Superintendent Col. Craig Price issued a statement saying the agency is reviewing its policies and procedures due to the arrest.



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