Campbell Co., TN deputy and Chief Deputy fired for "violations"

The Campbell County, Tennessee Sheriff's Department said a deputy and their Chief Deputy have been fired.

Sheriff Robbie Goins said Deputy Jason Henegar was let go, after crashing his car into a house while off-duty.

He said Chief Deputy Jonathan Finley was also terminated Wednesday for "several policy violations."

The Sheriff would not provide details of what the policy violations are, for either Henegar or Finley.

The community's questions are just beginning about this crash that left a woman injured and cost two Campbell County Sheriff's deputies their jobs.

"It appears that it is alcohol related," said Goins, "There was injury sustained, property damaged, which we have had quite a few policy violations occur."

"Everybody has been very shocked by it," said Shanna Pratt, a manager at the Diner in LaFollette. "They are both good guys. I hate that this has happened. I hate it for them."

"There is a lot of speculation going on in the community. We're waiting on pins and needles but we want to know the truth. I think is the main thing," said Tia VanEtten, who lives in Jacksboro.

The crash left Janice Hatfield with a fractured collarbone and a gaping hole in her house.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out with anyone who was affected in this accident," said Goins.

Shanna Pratt says she's sure the Sheriff has done what's best for the county. "I just hope that they can get this matter resolved and we can move forward."

State highway patrol continues to investigate the crash, and now the TBI is involved. It's looking into criminal wrongdoing in the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Hatfield, 52, didn't want to be interviewed, but told Local 8 News she's sore. She was treated at St. Mary's Medical Center Campbell County for a fractured collarbone.

Henegar and Finely both had worked for the county for about a year. Henegar had previously served as a LaFollette Police officer.


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