TBI: Son of Washington County, Tenn. sheriff indicted in misconduct case


WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – A Washington County, Tennessee deputy has been indicted following an investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

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According to TBI, Edwin Graybeal III, son of Sheriff Edwin Graybeal II, was indicted on assault and official misconduct charges.

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The release says an investigation that began on September 20 revealed that Graybeal assaulted a detainee who was handcuffed.

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The Washington County Grand Jury returned indictments on Wednesday against Graybeal III for:

  • Official Misconduct
  • Official Oppression
  • Assault

According to the TBI release, Graybeal III turned himself in and was booked into the Washington County Jail on a $3,000 bond.

Special Prosecutor Dave Clark said Graybeal III is scheduled for arraignment on December 2nd.

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