Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon’s attorney has responded to an account of Redmon’s alleged crimes written by Sheriff’s Office employees.
Sheriff Redmon is charged with possession of a controlled substance and official misconduct. His criminal charges stem from him taking and using prescription pain medication from a police drug drop box.
Employees signed a letter stating the allegations against Redmon were true. The letter said “once a person commits crimes they can no longer be respected and trusted in a law enforcement role.”
Redmon’s attorney Bryan Wilson said in a statement that the letter is a “blatant attempt to try Sheriff Redmon through the media and influence the court of public opinion.”
Wilson said the letter was posted for political gain. He said Redmon will continue to be cooperative in the legal process.
Read the full statement below:
“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 ensure 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.”
Bryan E. Wilson, Attorney for Sheriff Dewayne Redmon