ST. CLAIR, Mo. _ A former Missouri county sheriff pleaded guilty to stealing property that had been recovered in criminal cases.
Federal prosecutors say 47-year-old Ronald Snodgrass of El Dorado, Missouri, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to theft from programs receiving federal funds. Snodgrass also admitted that he sold a stolen firearm.
Snodgrass served three terms as sheriff in St. Clair County, during which the county jail handled federal inmates for a fee from the U.S. Marshal Service.
He admitted that he illegally obtained a mower that had been stolen and used it on his farm.
Under the terms of the plea agreement, Snodgrass also must forfeit a 2009 Polaris Ranger UTV that he illegally obtained.
No sentencing date was scheduled.