UPDATE: Jackson Co. Judge Executive Sues Sheriff

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Updated: 4/08 8:15 pm
The Jackson County Judge-Executive is suing the county sheriff.

Sheriff Denny Peymen arrested Judge-Executive William Smith back on January 14th.

Peymen accused Smith of charges including forgery, abuse of public trust and tampering with physical evidence.

The Sheriff reportedly made the arrest on his own, without a warrant or a grand jury indictment.

Smith was released on bond later that day.

Now Smith is suing Peymen.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that Smith had filed a $5 million federal lawsuit against Peyman.

Smith accused Peyman of violating his rights by arresting him.
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