Former Cobb Sheriff's deputy Jeffrey Hannah is wanted for obstructing an investigation into a burglary he called in. (Source: Cobb County Sheriff’s Office)

Former Cobb Sheriff’s deputy wanted after reporting guns, cash stolen

A former Cobb County Sheriff’s deputy is wanted by the police for obstructing the investigation into a burglary he reported at his own home.

Jeffrey Hannah reported the break-in in October, when he was still working as a sergeant deputy sheriff, and said that items including $10,500 cash and two service weapons were taken.

Hannah claimed to have been at a cigar bar with friends when the burglary took place.

But when police began investigating, they found the damage to Hannah’s front door appeared “manufactured” and that he wasn’t at the cigar bar as he claimed, according to the warrant. Hannah kept changing his story about where he was and what the stolen money was for, it said.

“Said accused obstructed your affiant’s investigation for a total of two weeks and manufactured several lies throughout the investigation which hindered your affiant’s ability to completely and properly investigate the reported burglary,” the warrant reads. It stops short of accusing Hannah of staging the burglary himself.

A spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office confirmed that both of Hannah’s issued weapons are missing and have been entered into a national database. 

He said Hannah was employed at the Sheriff’s Office from November 2000 through November 2018 and resigned during an internal affairs investigation.

Hannah did not appear to have been booked in jail as of Tuesday morning. 

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