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Maury County Commissioner In Hot Water
Posted on January 28, 2013
A Maury county commissioner was thrown in jail after he was accused of stalking a police officer. Maury County leader William Roddy is facing serious charges and has strong words for his accuser.
Maury County Commissioner William Roddy says Facebook is one of the many ways he keeps in touch with his constituents. He says posting issues like a Mt. Pleasant speed trap started a line of events that landed him in jail.
"I was in the bed asleep, and somebody kept beating on my door. I got up, and it was Mt. Pleasant Police, two of them. Two cars and a sheriff deputy was there."
Roddy was arrested for stalking one of Mt. Pleasant's police officers which the Mt. Pleasant Police Chief says started after an officer ticketed Commissioner Roddy for running a stop sign and not having valid car insurance two weeks ago.
Roddy is accused stalking the officer who ticketed him by parking in the officer's driveway. The officer's wife says shes spotted Roddy's car parked in the driveway of their home.
Roddy says the car the officer's wife says she saw in her driveway, hasn't moved from his driveway in two weeks.
Roddy says he's never stalked an officer, but Chief Goetz says the driveway incident was not the first.
Roddy is scheduled to appear in court in March. He says he's thinking of getting an attorney to sue the officer and his wife for defamation.