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Former Bradley Co. deputy pleads guilty to tampering with evidence

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BRADLEY COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -

A former Bradley County Sheriff's deputy pleaded guilty Monday to tampering with evidence.

Jimmy Woody pleaded guilty to one count of tampering with evidence following an investigation and was sentenced to three years in the Department of Corrections that was suspended, so long as his record remains clean.

Because he had no criminal history and worked in public service most of his adult life, the District Attorney General's Office recommended to the sentencing court that Woody be placed on Judicial Diversion.

They continued by saying the defendant's actions did not represent a sustained intent to violate the law and is a single blemish on an otherwise honorable career in law enforcement.

Woody was placed on administrative leave last week after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said they were investigating him on charges of official misconduct and tampering with evidence.

Specifics of the case were not released, but authorities say it stemmed from an incident in which he was solicited by a female acquaintance.

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