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State Trooper Charged With Tax Evasion Steps Down

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A state trooper charged with tax evasion has stepped down from his position.

The Highway Patrol said Deon Blackmon, a 12-year veteran with the agency, resigned Monday.

Blackmon is charged with five counts of state income tax evasion. He is free on $50,000 bond.

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