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Pike Co. Sheriff Misconduct Charge Dismissed

Pike Co. Sheriff Misconduct Charge Dismissed

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A judge has dismissed an official misconduct charge against the Pike County sheriff.

Sheriff Paul Petty is also the county coroner. He was accused of failing to draw blood samples for a toxicology test before a body was embalmed. The woman’s death is being investigated as a suspected drug-induced homicide. Petty pleaded not guilty.

A special prosecutor who had been appointed to handle the case said the charge was filed incorrectly, adding that a case like this could not be proven.

Petty said he’s relieved the charge was dismissed.

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