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Lumberton Officer Accused Of Planting Evidence

Posted April 22, 2004 5:12 a.m. EDT

— Authorities have released more details about the arrest of a Lumberton police officer.

Investigators say Lt. Leon Oxendine planted evidence in a suspect's house in 2002.

SBI agents arrested Oxendine Wednesday at the police station where he worked for more than 20 years.

Oxendine is charged with tampering with witnesses and lying to a grand jury.