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Sheriff's Deputy Loses Job

Last updated on Saturday, September 3, 2011

(MARTINSVILLE) - The Morgan County sheriff’s department merit board has voted to fire 3-year deputy Jason Baugh.

Sheriff Robert Downey says Baugh was arrested at Verizon Wireless Music Center June 24th for public intoxication. He also was allegedly involved in a domestic dispute with his wife.

Sheriff Downey says the merit board heard 10 hours of testimony and deliberated for 2 hours before agreeing with his recommendation.

Baugh has 30 days to appeal.

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