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      Mo. deputy gets probation in felony theft case

      A former deputy with the Knox County Sheriff was placed on probation after pleading guilty to selling department property on eBay.

      Howard Smith, 36, of Edina pleaded guilty to felony charges of stealing, disposing of stolen property

      He admitted to taking items from the Knox County Sheriff's Office to sell on eBay for cash.

      One of those items was a police issued radio valued at more than $500.

      Circuit Judge Russell Steele imposed a suspended sentence and placed Smith on probation. He's required to spend 30 days in jail, serve 100 hours community service and pay restitution.