Former Cherokee County Sheriff’s Deputy and DeKalb County Constable Kneeley Pack, age 42 has been sentenced to 84 months in jail on 7 counts of Home Repair Fraud.
The offenses occurred between the summer of 2012 and the fall of 2013 – 4 of the victims were from DeKalb County and 3 from Cherokee County.
In all the cases Pack agreed to do construction work before abandoning the projects and leaving the victims worse off than before he met them.
Circuit Judge Jeremy Taylor handed down the sentence on Wednesday – Pack was escorted to court by Officers of the Fort Payne Police Department due to Pack’s bond being revoked last week by Judge Taylor.
Cherokee County District Attorney Mike O’Dell said that Pack entered a guilty plea to the 7 acts of Home Repair Fraud and was sentenced on Wednesday – O’Dell said that pursuant to his guilty plea, Pack is ordered to pay in excess of $163,000 in restitution.
He is also required to resign his position as DeKalb County Constable and never engage in the home construction business as long as the court maintains jurisdiction of the case.
O’Dell said that the courts will supervise Pack on probation for 14 years to insure that everything is being done to make the victims in these cases whole. If at any time he fails live up to those expectations he will be required to serve 7 years as a violation of probation.
Chief Deputy District Attorney Bob Johnston, who prosecuted the case for the District Attorney’s Office, credited Fort Payne Detective David Davis and DA Investigator Josh Summerford for the convictions.