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UPDATE: Former Tama police chief indicted for gun thefts

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The man formerly entrusted with keeping the community of Tama safe, now charged with stealing from the police department during his time as police chief.

Former Tama Police Chief Jeffrey Filloon was promoted from Sergeant to Police Chief in May 2013.

During the two years that Filloon was Tama Police Chief, he is accused of stealing at least three guns and four cars that were property of the police department.

Federal court documents reveal the details of the indictment.

According to the indictment filed just days ago, between August 2013 and March 2015, Filloon was profiting from the sale of items he took from the department.

On three separate occasions, Filloon is accused of pawning guns in Marshalltown. 

Two of the guns were evidence in department cases and the other was a retired officer's service weapon.

Then in March of 2015, the documents say Filloon took three cars impounded by the police department to an area salvage yard and asked that the check be made out to him instead of the department.

According to investigators, later that month he took another impounded truck to the yard, this time claiming he had bought the truck.

Money from the salvaged vehicles and pawned guns totaling more than $1,600.

Filloon is also facing charges for false statements made during the investigation to FBI agents.

He resigned from his position back in August 2015 after spending 11 years with the department in various roles.


Former Chief of Police, Jeffrey Filloon, is indicted for stealing guns from the police department and selling them. He's also accused of doing the same thing to impounded cars.

According to court documents, it all happened from August 13, 2013 through March 18, 2015. Authorities claim Filloon took at least three firearms and four vehicles during that time.

A federal grand jury is charging Filloon with two counts of making false statements and two counts of selling a stolen firearm. The charge was issued Dec. 6.

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