Former Stewart Co. Sheriff's Detective Charged With Misconduct

DOVER, Tenn. - A former Stewart County Sheriff's detective has been charged with official misconduct in connection with the December suicide of his acquaintance.

The shooting death happened in December, and the service weapon of off duty Deputy David Evans was used.

The investigation also found that before the man's death, Evans permitted him to ride in his patrol unit while the man drank alcohol and used the lights and siren inappropriately.

Once they returned to the home in Indian Mount while the deputy was inside the house, the man retrieved the deputy's service weapon from his patrol unit and shot himself.

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