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questions because of a lawsuit he filed.
The sheriff is suing Public Defender Jake Lockert for defamation because
of comments he made about a 2011 beating at the hands of several
now-former Humphreys County deputies.
Lockert represented the man at the center of that beating Darrin Ring.
He has long maintained Sheriff Davis stood by and watched.
"Everything that I've read and been told indicates to me that he was
there," said Lockert.
Sheriff Davis claims he wasn't at the scene until after that beating.
His complaint accuses Lockert of disregarding the truth.
"Lockert knew that Davis had never witnessed any alleged beating and had
never allowed any alleged beating to occur. Yet, knowing this, he
published a false account of Davis' actions at the scene of the Ring
incident in complete disregard for the truth," wrote Davis' attorney
His lawsuit against Lockert gave the Public Defender's attorney the
right to ask the Sheriff some personal questions in a deposition last
The transcript and video of that question and answer session was just
released to the public.
Among the questions it details include a discussion about an alleged
Lockert's attorney John Griffith asked the sheriff if he has ever had
sex in his office with that woman.
"I'm trying to remember. I don't remember Mr. Griffith," said Davis.
The transcript of those questions is important because Davis is now
facing a lawsuit that could remove him from office.
Another line of questioning involved seized 4 wheelers Sheriff Davis
Lockert's attorney asked Davis if his children ride those 4 wheelers.
"Yeah my son's rode it before," said Davis.
Saturday, August 25 2012, 01:28 AM CDT
Body found in Percy Priest Lake
May 25, 2013 20:14 GMT
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say a body has been found in Percy Priest Lake in Middle Tennessee.
WSMV-TV (http://bit.ly/16gYKys) reports officials with Metro Police, the Office of Emergency Management and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency were at the scene Saturday at Hole In The Wall Island. The body was reported to authorities about 11 a.m.
TWRA officials say they believe the deceased man is a boater who disappeared in the lake two weeks ago.
Police said the agencies coordinated with each other to get a boat in the water and recover the body.
Information from: WSMV-TV, http://www.wsmv.com/
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