Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Barren County On Trial

July 23, 2013

Eaton will resign July 31

GLASGOW — Barren County Sheriff Chris Eaton is resigning from office the day before he is scheduled to be sentenced on two felony counts of witness tampering. The announcement was made in a 20-page sentencing memorandum filed by his attorney Monday in U.S. District Court.

Eaton, who has served as sheriff since 2007, was convicted of two counts of witness tampering at the end of a nine-day federal trial in May. He was acquitted of six other counts, including the underlying charge of deprivation of rights through use of excessive force. According to Kentucky law, Eaton does not have to resign his office until he has exhausted all appeals options. He is scheduled for sentencing on Aug. 1, so cannot file an appeal until after the sentencing. However, according to attorney J. Guthrie True, when his motion for judgment of acquittal was denied last week, Eaton decided it was time to step down.

“It was his decision,” True said. “I think it’s the right decision.”

Read more of this story in the print or digital Glasgow Daily Times. http://glasgowdailytimes.cnhi.newsmemory.com/

 

 

1
Text Only
Barren County On Trial
Local News
Facebook
AP Video
Raw: Gunmen Attack Iraqi Prison Convoy Plane Leaves Ukraine With More Crash Victims The Rock Brings Star Power to Premiere Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Gen. Odierno Discusses Ukraine, NATO at Forum Gaza Fighting Rages Amid Cease-Fire Efforts Mint Gives JFK Coin a Face-lift Creative Makeovers for Ugly Cellphone Towers Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return
Must Read
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Seasonal Content
Video