Two former Sheriff’s Office deputies indicted by Grand Jury of Beating

Two former Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Wednesday were indicted by a grand jury on assault and official misconduct charges, officials said.

The charges stemmed from an April 19, incident in which an inmate at the jail was allegedly beaten, according to a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation news release.

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Former Capt. Bill Johnson, 44, Madisonville, and former detective Derrick Graves, 24, Madisonville, surrendered Thursday at the Monroe County Jail. Each was freed a $5,000 bond pending a Monroe County Circuit Court arraignment hearing set for 8:30 a.m. April 24.

Authorities said TBI agents determined that on April 19 the men, who were deputies with the Sheriff’s Office, assaulted an individual who had been arrested and was in restraints at the Monroe County Jail.

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