Former El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa faces felony charges

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Former El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — Former El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa was indicted Wednesday on felony charges of extortion, tampering with a witness and kidnapping.

Maketa left office in 2014 amid accusations that he had affairs with several employees and gave them preferential treatment.

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Two of his employees, including one of those women, also face charges.

Maketa is also charged with first-degree official misconduct, a misdemeanor.