A deputy of the Warren County Sheriff’s Department was relieved of his duties after being involved in a single-car collision with suspected alcohol.
The Warren County Sheriff's Office released a statement on Tuesday stating, “On Dec. 3, 2022, Deputy Cory Lynn Cannon was involved in an off-duty, single-vehicle collision on Highland Road located in the Rock Island community of Warren County.” Sheriff Jackie Matheny, Jr. requested the Tennessee Highway Patrol investigate the accident due to Cannon being an employee of the Sheriff’s Dept. and it appeared alcohol was involved.
According Matheny, “Deputy Cannon was transported to Ascension Saint Thomas River Park hospital and then transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for injuries sustained in this crash. After a thorough investigation by the THP, a warrant for driving under the influence, first offense, and a citation for failure to wear a seatbelt were issued. After being released from the hospital, Cannon turned himself in to the Warren County Jail, was served with the warrant, and released after making bond.”
Sheriff Matheny wanted to assure Warren County that he holds himself and his employees to the highest standard of conduct. Cannon has been relieved of his duties.