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Lisa King
Terry Putnam (right) pleads guilty to the 2015 robbery of the Simpsonville Police Department as his attorney Brian Butler (left) speaks to the judge.
Putnam pleads guilty to robbery at Simpsonville PD

When Terry Putnam appeared in court Tuesday with his attorney Brian Butler, he pleaded guilty to a theft that had shocked the community in November 2015.

Putnam, the Simpsonville Police officer arrested Jan. 7, 2016 in connection with the November 2015 robbery of thousands of dollars as well as guns and drugs from the Simpsonville Police Department, quietly pleaded guilty before Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman.

“I’ve explained it [consequences] to him and he wants to proceed with this,” Putnam’s attorney, Brian Butler told Hickman.