Cop Watch

Friday, October 14, 2005

Two police officers, 1 deputy arrested by feds

Newport, Cocke County (WVLT) - Two Newport police officers and a Cocke County sheriff's deputy are in federal custody.

Seven-year veteran officer Patrick Sheldon faces a three-county federal civil rights indictment, as does Sergeant James Roach, Jr.

Newport Police would only say the federal investigation is from an isolated incident and not part of a larger investigation into corruption and criminal activity in Cocke County.

Federal agents have also arrested Cocke County sheriff's deputy Chris Smith.

Police have not yet released the charges he faces, that could come Friday.