Copyright 2017 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. We also found he lied on his application to the Law Enforcement Academy at Walters State. A White County sheriff's deputy, who failed disclose past arrests on his job application, has been promoted. 6 likes. "When a defense attorney finds out and you are on the stand in a very serious case, that one question could go to your truthfulness," Ashe said. ", As the sheriff walked away, NewsChannel 5 Investigates asked, "Do you do background checks on the deputies you hire?". But a review of West's personnel file reveals he did not fill out a county job application until after he had already been promoted and weeks after we first made a request to see the application. White County Sheriffs Office, Sparta, Tennessee. Dial was unarmed and died from a gunshot to the head. Related Story:Sheriff's Disturbing Comments Caught On Body Cam. "It would be hard to forget if you were ever arrested and photographed and fingerprinted, quite frankly. West was booked, but the charges were later dropped. County Update: Today's numbers for 1328 cases (+33), 1153 recovered (+37) and 15 deaths (+0) leaving 160 active cases (-4). Law Enforcement Agency Local Business May 10, 2019 | Upperman High Teams with Ford of Cookeville – Drive For UR School; November 4, 2020 | Putnam County Mugshots 11/4/20; November 4, 2020 | DeKalb County Mugshots 11/4/20; November 4, 2020 | DeKalb County Mugshots 11/4/20; November 2, 2020 | Livingston Soccer Season Ends In State Semifinals; November 2, 2020 | Macon County Defeats Livingston Academy Ashe didn't comment on West's case specifically, but said leaving out obvious information on a public job application can destroy an officer's credibility when testifying in court. NewsChannel 5 Investigates' final question to the sheriff was "Are you aware of some the arrests in his past? Schmitt has filed a motion asking that the lawsuit be dismissed. 5 likes. But when West was asked if he had ever been fingerprinted by law enforcement for any reason, he again failed to list his past arrests, including his 2006 arrest for assault where he was clearly fingerprinted when he was booked. Former Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe has hired hundreds of law enforcement personnel and said the questions on the application about criminal history are critical. NewsChannel 5 Investigates reached out to Adam West through the attorney and through the sheriff's office, but he did not respond. NewsChannel 5 Investigates asked, "Why did you send Adam West to the law enforcement academy when he hadn't filled out a job application?". ***********For emergencies please call 9-1-1 She was last seen around 10:40pm on 06/26/2018 wearing black leggings, a white tank top, … 36 talking about this. Nearly three weeks after we began asking for copy of West's application, he finally filled one out. Page 10 on the application asks applicants to "List all instances in which you were arrested, charged or received a notice to appear for any criminal violation.". And in 1997, he was arrested by a Putnam County deputy after failing to appear in traffic court. But we found in 2006, Metro Police arrested West for assault after he punched someone in the mouth -- knocking out two teeth. He said he advised the sheriff not to answer any questions because they could impact the case, as Adam West is also named in the lawsuit. The sheriff remained silent as he punched a code to open a side door to the sheriff's department. But we found his license was suspended in 1996 for a careless driving citation in Pigeon Forge. He was asked directly if he'd ever been convicted, charged or arrested. "We have, 'have you ever been convicted' and then we go into 'have you ever been arrested' because that goes a little deeper into the background process.". West again simply checked "No.". Sheriff Shoupe responded, "You need to talk to my lawyer. Ashe said it is possible to still get a job if you've had arrest problems in the past, but refusing to acknowledge them on a law enforcement application raises serious concerns. In 1995, West was arrested after being indicted for the burglary and theft of a Cookeville gas station where he once worked. His co-defendant was convicted of a felony, but the charges against West were dropped. NewsChannel 5 Investigates tried to ask Sheriff Oddie Shoup about his hiring practices. A White County sheriff's deputy, who failed disclose past arrests on his job application, has been promoted. White County, TN Sheriff's Department, Sparta, Tennessee. A White County sheriff's deputy, who failed disclose past arrests on his job application, has been promoted. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. When asked if his license had ever been suspended, West answered "No.". Adam West was a reserve deputy last April when he and another officer fired on Michael Dial after a two-county police pursuit. 16-year-old Shayna Marie Bumbalough is 5'5 and weighs approximately 120lbs. In January, White County Sheriff Oddie Shoupe promoted West from reserve deputy to full-time deputy. That's a dramatic event in a person's life," Terry Ashe said. We answer 911 lines and dispatch Police, Fire, and First Responders for the White County area. "The law enforcement application process is there for a reason," Ashe said. ", But the sheriff went inside and said, "You have a good day, sir.". But the application raised more questions than it answered, including why West failed to disclose any of his previous arrests. Recent News. The White County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help in locating a missing juvenile. This is an official WPC Facebook account. 42 talking about this. Attorney Michael Schmitt is representing the sheriff and White County in a lawsuit stemming from the Michael Dial shooting. He was given a 10-day suspended sentence. This page is not monitored 24 hours a day. Not long after that, West had to serve two days in jail after being cited twice for reckless driving, one of which was related to drag racing. "Sheriff we've been trying to reach you with some important questions," NewsChannel 5 Investigates asked.
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