Arraignment Tuesday for Pike County Sheriff on Criminal Charges

WAVERLY, Ohio (WTVN)--The Pike County Sheriff is set to be arraigned Tuesday on over a dozen criminal charges, following his indictment last week.

Charles Reader is accused of theft in office, tampering with records, and conflict of interest, after an anonymous complaint accused him of taking money seized from investigations to fuel a gambling addiction.

In all, Reader is facing eight felonies and eight misdemeanors.

On Monday, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said that Reader should step down. In an interview with WKRC-TV in Cincinnati, Yost said he does not see how Reader can be an effective law enforcement officer while facing those charges.

Yost ran the Ohio Auditor of State's office last year, when the investigation into Reader began.

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