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Indicted Madison County Sheriff Not Quitting

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Madison County Sheriff David Woolfork, left, says he will not seek re-election next year. (Credit: Kenneth Cummings/The Jackson Sun) Madison County Sheriff David Woolfork, left, says he will not seek re-election next year. (Credit: Kenneth Cummings/The Jackson Sun)

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - A West Tennessee sheriff accused of attempted sexual assault involving one of his deputies said he won't run for re-election next year, but he has no intention of resigning.

The Jackson Sun reported that Madison County Sheriff David Woolfork spoke at a news conference Tuesday, the day after he was arrested in Chester County. An indictment charges him with aggravated attempted sexual battery and domestic violence assault.

Woolfork said he plans to stay in office until a new sheriff is elected in August.

According to prosecutors, a deputy said Woolfork assaulted her Oct.ober10.

Woolfork is free on $20,000 bond. Woolfork's attorney, Mark Donahoe, said the sheriff has done nothing wrong and the allegations against him are baseless.

The Associated Press does not normally name people who say they are victims of sexual assault.

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