BEND, Ore. — A former Deschutes County sheriff’s captain has been conditionally released from Lane County Jail a week after he was arrested on federal charges of theft and money-laundering.
KTVZ-TV reported that the U.S. Department of Justice confirmed Scott Beard was released Friday. A court hearing is set for Monday. Trial is set for April.
Beard has pleaded not guilty to the charges. He is accused of stealing more than $200,000 from the county and spending much of it on gifts for a former sheriff’s office employee, Krista Mudrick, with whom federal prosecutors allege he was having an affair.
He signed a conditional release from jail on Friday, agreeing to avoid contact with Mudrick, not possess any firearm and other conditions.
Beard was indicted on Feb. 17 on five federal charges including theft, money laundering and passport fraud. He was fired Feb. 19, the same day his indictment was unsealed, and booked into jail.