A former Chattahoochee County deputy pleaded guilty on Wednesday to lying to an FBI agent during an investigation into whether the deputy extorted money from two people during a traffic stop.
Kelvin Kitchens, 32, pleaded guilty to making a false statement for comments he made during a March 12, 2009, interview with Special Agent Randall Allen.
The interview was about a traffic stop Kitchens made on two people in September 2008. Kitchens stopped a vehicle, issued a ticket and then told the driver, who isn’t named in the indictment, that he could be charged with DUI and underage drinking, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert McCullers.
Kitchens admitted on Wednesday that he made false statements. A charge of interference with commerce by extortion was dropped.