Redmon's Attorney: Letter Politically Motivated
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MAYFIELD - On Tuesday, members of the Graves County Sheriff's Office released a letter detailing the facts of the case involving Sheriff Dewayne Redmon. On Wednesday, Redmon's attorney responded. Bryan Wilson released the following statement on behalf of Redmon:

The presumption of innocence is a cornerstone of our Nation’s legal system. Whether you are a Sheriff, doctor, housewife or homeless person, every American is afforded this right. We have a process designed to insure that any person accused of a crime is capable of being judged within the confines of our Judicial system. The posting of the letter detailing this case by members of the Graves County Sheriff’s Department is a blatant attempt to try Sheriff Redmon through the media and to influence the court of public opinion.

The fact that Election Day is drawing near should not be lost on anyone. Make no mistake, this letter was posted for political gain without consideration to the ramifications its contents would have on the pending criminal case. This is troubling not only from Sheriff Redmon’s perspective but also to the Prosecutor who is diligently trying to perform the duties asked of him.

As previously stated, Sheriff Redmon has been and will continue to be cooperative in this process. We only ask that he be afforded the same protections under the law that any other citizen enjoys.  The Sheriff and his family sincerely thank the people of Graves County for their continued support.”

Deputies said the purpose of Tuesday's letter was to make the public aware of what has happened and is happening with the Graves County Sheriff's Office. The letter was signed by all deputies and court security officers that wished to sign it.

Redmon recently entered a not guilty plea to charges of official misconduct and first-degree possession of a controlled substance. He was indicted on those charges in August, and is accused of stealing hydrocodone from the sheriff department's drug drop box.

A judge has ruled that Redmon can continue to perform his administrative duties as sheriff, but can't perform any law enforcement duties until his case has ended.

Published 02:01 PM, Wednesday Oct. 10, 2018
Updated 09:17 PM, Thursday Oct. 11, 2018

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