Lee County: Scout leader arrested

36-year-old Michael Shane Blanton,of Opelika,
36-year-old Michael Shane Blanton,of Opelika,

LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - The Lee County Sheriff's Office tells News Leader 9 a scout leader was arrested for theft in the first degree.

Thirty-year-old Michael Shane Blanton, of Opelika, was arrested for one count of Theft of Property in the First Degree -- a class B-felony. 

Blanton was held in the Lee County Detention Facility but is currently out on a $5000 bond.

Investigators say on February 7, 2009, the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a complaint from one of its' local Cub Scout Pack who reported that they believed that their Pack Leader, Michael Blanton was spending a large quantity of the Pack's income on personal expenses. 

An investigation into these allegations led to charges being filed against Blanton.