On Tuesday, former Chambers County Deputy District Attorney Roland Sledge was sentenced to 12 months in county jail for stealing over $300,000 from three conservatorships for which he was responsible. 

According to Attorney General Steve Marshall, Sledge, 68, has been convicted for theft of property first degree, a Class B felony. Sledge was initially sentenced to 46 months, but his sentence was split to serve 12 months in the county jail and 34 months on probation.

Sledge was a court-appointed conservator for three juveniles while working as a private attorney and as a deputy district attorney for the 5th Judicial Court. He was charged in 2017 and 2020 with depleting the juveniles’ bank accounts for personal use and pleaded guilty on February 25, 2022.

Under the law, Sledge was required to use the money in the accounts to provide for juvenile victims. 

“Roland Sledge took advantage of those entrusted in his care and misused his legal authority as an attorney,” said Marshall.  “My office will continue to hold those accountable, including attorneys, who abuse their legal powers and choose involvement in criminal activity.”

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