Monday, August 23, 2010

Former Putnam Deputy Due Back In Court

A former deputy for the Putnam County sheriff's department is due back in court in Overton County Thursday on a charge of domestic assault. Authorities say 51-year-old Denny Ray Padgett of Monroe, Tennessee, was arrested at his home earlier this month in a domestic dispute with his wife. According to the Overton County sheriff's office, both had allegedly been drinking and Padgett had hit his wife and head-butted her during the argument. Putnam County sheriff David Andrews said that Padgett had been with the department for about ten years, but was let go after his arrest.