SINGLETON CASE: Judge Orders Probation

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A former Des Moines police officer has been sentenced to probation for illegal weapon possession charges.

Brandon Singleton has had several run-ins with the law in the past year. Singleton was arrested after a hit and run accident involving his squad car in April.

A search of his car turned up meth and marijuana.

He received probation and a deferred sentence in that case.

The charges led to his firing from the police force.

In June Singelton was arrested and charged with domestic abuse for an incident involving his estranged wife. He pleaded guilty in the case and was sentenced to time in a residential treatment facility.

An august he was arrested again when police found a gun on him during a traffic stop.

According to the Des Moines Register, a Polk County judge sentenced Singleton to three years of probation for possession of weapons in violation of his probation on drug convictions.