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Bell County investigator selected to attend exclusive forensic institute

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Posted at 4:30 PM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 17:30:36-04

BELTON, TX — Bell County law enforcement is working to combat the challenges experts say come with new technology.

"Last year special investigator Donny Lohman Jr. was selected as one of 25 investigators nationwide to attend an United States Secret Service National Computer Forensic Institute, the NCFI," said Sheriff Eddy Lang of the Bell County Sheriff's Department.

In June, Lohman was able to attend the five-week class.

As a result, when it comes to computer hardware, device imaging solutions, forensic analysis, digital evidence examinations and more, Lohman can do just about anything with any computer or any device.

And even if it is deleted, Lohman kind find just about anything on any device.

Once he completed the class, the United States Secret Service provided the Bell County Sheriff's Department with the necessary equipment to conduct investigations at a faster pace.

"No waiting time anymore for us you know. Before, you'd submit it to the DPS lab. It could be 6 months before you ever get anything back, you know. Right now I can do it within probably a day or two," said Lohman.

He said the new equipment will help fight sex crimes, blue collar crimes and sex trafficking.

Sheriff Lang added this is a great honor for the Bell County Sheriff's Department and they urge all local law enforcement agencies to take advantage of Lohman's training.