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Cocke County EMA director charged with domestic assault, assault on an officer

Lance Coleman, Knoxville News-Sentinel • Apr 1, 2014 at 4:08 PM

NEWPORT — The emergency management director for Cocke County has been placed on unpaid administrative leave after he was arrested and charged with assaulting his wife, officials said.

Patrick J. Sheldon, 42, Newport, also was charged with assault on an officer in the 1:38 p.m. incident on Sunday, according to a Cocke County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.

Sheldon was released on $15,000 bond pending an 8:30 a.m. Cocke County General Sessions Court hearing on April 7.

The victim was listed as Susan Joann Sheldon, 43, but the report did not state whether she was treated for any injuries.

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