NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested and charged a deputy for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department accused of assaulting his wife.

At the request of 17th District Attorney General Robert J. Carter, TBI Special Agents began investigating Timothy Alan Moorehead on Tuesday, soon after the Sheriff’s Department learned of an allegation of domestic violence involving the 34-year-old. During the course of the TBI investigation, Agents developed information that Moorehead and his wife were involved in a physical altercation at their Petersburg home on Friday, May 16th, which left visible injuries on the woman.

Agents arrested Moorehead without incident on Tuesday evening and charged him with one count of Domestic Assault. The department subsequently terminated his employment. This morning, Moorehead posted $1,500 bond and was released.

Timothy Alan Moorehead

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