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Lebanon Police Officer to resign

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By The Staff

Jeff Waters remains on suspension as a Lebanon Police Officer, but he may be resigning soon.

Waters, 45, of 182 Hamilton Heights was accused of two counts of theft by deception stemming from an incident April 19 at Higdon's Foodtown IGA.

According to court records, Waters was accused of obtaining merchandise from Higdon's IGA by creating a false impression the packaging of other items purchased also included the merchandise unlawfully taken. The uniform citation filed with the case reads that on April 19 Waters allegedly put four no-bake cookies into a bag and only paid for two cookies.

According to court records filed Aug. 9, the case will be continued until Dec. 31. The case will be dismissed on that date if Waters has no further violations, has no contact with Higdon's Foodtown IGA or its owners or employees, and resigns from the police department and does not seek reinstatement.

All parties were ordered to refrain from disparaging remarks involving the case.

Waters had not resigned as of Friday afternoon, according to Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw.