Six months? That's all?
CARO - A former sheriff’s deputy in the Thumb has been sentenced to six months in jail for allowing a prisoner to escape in exchange for sex on the hood of his car.
Authorities say Dale Tompkins was transporting a woman to Tuscola County from another county in July 2010 when he agreed to accept her offer. She was under arrest for a probation violation.
The Saginaw News says Tompkins was sentenced Monday to 185 days in jail, followed by 180 days wearing an electronic monitor. Tuscola County Prosecutor Mark Reene says the deputy’s behavior was "outrageous."
Defense attorney Greg Bringard urged the judge to choose probation instead of jail, saying Tompkins isn’t a threat to the public. Tompkins resigned as a Tuscola County deputy.