|Published: 2:10 PM, 05/06/2013
||Last updated: 2:10 PM, 05/06/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-He spent four years in
jail before having a murder charge dropped, and now John Edward
Dawson Jr. is suing Monroe County and three law enforcement officers
for $1 million.
Dawson was indicted in the May 2006
death of Troy Green in January 2010, but he had already spent two
years in jail on other charges. How Dawson came to be accused in
Green's death is what led to his lawsuit against the county,
Sheriff Bill Bivens and Detectives Pat Henry and Doug Brannon.
Green's body was found in Roane
County on May 6, 2006. He had been missing for a couple of weeks and
the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, with McMinn County and Roane
County deputies, began to investigate.
There were no arrests in the case for
several years, but Monroe County Detective Pat Henry began to
consider Dawson a suspect in 2007. Dawson's lawsuit says McMinn and
Monroe officers executed a search warrant at his home in January 2007
and didn't find anything to connect him to the murder, but did
seize his red Chevrolet truck.
See full story in the Sunday, May 5, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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