NASHVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in an indictment for a former sheriff’s detective in Stewart County in connection to the December suicide of his acquaintance.

On December 2nd, at the request of 23rd District Attorney General Ray Crouch, TBI Special Agents began investigating the shooting death of a man at a home on Lower Cross Creek Road in Indian Mound. During the course of the investigation, Agents determined the shooting was self-inflicted and involved the service weapon of off-duty Stewart County Sheriff’s Deputy David Evans (DOB 2-27-69). The investigation further revealed that, before the man’s death, Evans permitted him to ride in his patrol unit while the man drank alcohol and used the lights and siren inappropriately. After the two returned to the man’s home, and while the deputy was inside the house, the man retrieved the deputy’s service weapon from his patrol unit and shot himself.

On Monday, the Stewart County Grand Jury returned an indictment, charging Evans (who resigned his position with Stewart County) with one count of Official Misconduct. Today, authorities booked him into the Stewart County Jail on $1,000 bond.