Thursday, February 3, 2011

Former Deputy Has Criminal Charges Dropped

A former Putnam County sheriff's deputy, who now works as a heavy equipment operator, has had charges of assault and public intoxication against him dropped in a deal which was worked out in General Sessions Court this week,  Deputy Mike Hoover had been relieved of his job after an incident in September of last year.  But his attorney and the DA's office worked out an agreement whereby he would not be prosecuted and also agreed not to file a civil suit against the sheriff's department in connection with his arrest or the loss of his job.