Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Detective Fired After Altercation With Officers
Putnam County sheriff David Andrews has terminated the employment of a detective who allegedly fought with fellow officers who were trying to take him into custoyd. The sheriff fired Detective Mike Hoover on Friday. Hoover allegedly threatened suicide last week and eluded deputies for several hours before they finally caught up with him behind a barn on Spring Creek Road. After a brief struggle, deputies took him into custody and he was charged with public intoxication and assault. The sheriff says Hoover has been on administrative leave since a civilian got hold of his service weapon and fired it a few weeks ago. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is still investigating that incident.