|Published: 8:32 AM, 10/10/2013
||Last updated: 8:33 AM, 10/10/2013
Author: Gilbert Soesbee
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT—In the case of a former Cocke County sheriff’s
deputy who was sentenced to probation on drug charges last month, Circuit Judge
Ben W. Hooper II granted the defendant’s application for judicial diversion on
Caldwell, 49, of Cosby Highway, Cosby, apologized to the
court and the sheriff’s department for his actions, and Judge Hooper ruled that
judicial diversion is a more appropriate punishment for the crime of which
Caldwell is accused.
The former shift supervisor for the sheriff’s department
apologized to both the court and to the sheriff’s department for his actions.
During Monday’s hearing, Judge Hooper granted Caldwell’s application for
judicial diversion. The plea-bargain called for a sentence of two years in
jail, reduced to 120 days time served with the balance on supervised probation.
The agreement also gave the defendant the opportunity to apply for a two-year
period of judicial diversion.
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