Watson TBI file to be closed
The special prosecutor in the case against Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson said Tuesday he has asked the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to close its file on that 17-month probe.
Jimmy Dunn, district attorney general in the 4th Judicial District of Sevier and Cocke counties, said he had written a letter Monday asking TBI to close its file, which ends the case.
In January, Dunn dismissed 12 felony charges against Watson of having or using forged vehicle titles in his side business selling used cars. Dunn said he decided not to prosecute, even though Watson technically broke the law, because the sheriff later paid sales taxes on cars he bought in Florida and sold in Bradley County.