Former Madison County sheriff found not guilty of attempted aggravated sexual assault

Sheriff David Woolfork

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. –Former Madison County Sheriff David Woolfork was found not guilty by a jury Thursday of attempted aggravated sexual assault.

Earlier in the day, the judge tossed out a domestic violence charge.

The charges came after a female deputy claimed he attacked her in her home in October.

In December, Woolfork said, “I admit, I made some bad personal decisions, and they were just that, personal.”

The female deputy has since filed for an order of protection.

Woolfork was indicted by a Madison County Grand Jury, but that county’s District Attorney General recused his office.

Instead, the Shelby County District Attorney General’s Office took over the case and brought the indictment against Woolfork, who was first elected to the office of sheriff in Madison County in 1994.

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