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Captain put on administrative leave by Sheriff's Office

SEBRING - Capt. Randy LaBelle, who is in charge the Highlands County Sheriff's Office criminal investigations division, has been placed on administrative leave with pay while an internal investigation is being conducted, Chief Deputy Mark Schrader said Wednesday.

Schrader declined to comment on the nature of the investigation because it's ongoing. He said its common to place someone on administrative leave during an internal investigation.

While the investigation is ongoing, Maj. David Paeplow will take over LaBelle's duties, Schrader said.

LaBelle has worked with the Sheriff's Office since 1994.