Former Montgomery Co. Jail deputy arrested for sex with inmate, - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Former Montgomery Co. Jail deputy arrested for sex with inmate, ex-wife speaks out

CLARKSVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A former Montgomery County Jail deputy has been indicted by a grand jury for alleged official misconduct and sexual contact with an inmate.

Dale Tuel, 50, was employed by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office from August 2016 to September 2017.

He was suspended when allegations of sexual contact with an inmate surfaced and was later fired after the internal investigation concluded on Sept. 1.  

“Tuel was placed on administrative leave when allegations first surfaced,” said Sheriff Fuson. “Our internal investigation found sufficient enough evidence to terminate his employment and secure a Grand Jury indictment."

Tuel’s ex-wife spoke exclusively with News 4 about his arrest.  

“I’ve known him for 25 years,” she said.  “He’s never been arrested, never been in trouble, so that shocked me, made me sick.”  

News 4 is not naming Tuel’s ex-wife, who asked for anonymity because the couple has two children together.  

Her divorce from Tuel was finalized last year. 

According to his ex-wife, Tuel served in the Army from 1994 to 2014.  

She said they grew apart after he left the military and retired in Clarksville.  

“I felt like he was someone I didn’t know anymore,” she recalled.  “He was very distant, freaking out over everything, and he didn’t want to go in public.”  

She learned of the allegations and his arrest last week and told News 4 she’s glad they aren’t together anymore.  

“It’s gross,” she said.  “If he did that, he needs to get help.”

Copyright 2018 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Former Montgomery Co. Jail deputy arrested for sex with inmate, ex-wife speaks outMore>>

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    JPD investigating shooting in Caraway Road area

    JPD investigating shooting in Caraway Road area

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:39 PM EDT2018-05-24 03:39:17 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:43 PM EDT2018-05-24 03:43:53 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    According to the Jonesboro Police Department Desk Sergeant, authorities are investigating a shooting Wednesday night. 

    According to the Jonesboro Police Department Desk Sergeant, authorities are investigating a shooting Wednesday night. 

  • Truck driver tells story of I-40 police chase

    Truck driver tells story of I-40 police chase

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:05 PM EDT2018-05-24 03:05:25 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:37 PM EDT2018-05-24 03:37:40 GMT
    Arkansas State Police are investigating a police chase this week on I-40 near West Memphis where a man died. (Source: WREG-TV)Arkansas State Police are investigating a police chase this week on I-40 near West Memphis where a man died. (Source: WREG-TV)
    Arkansas State Police are investigating a police chase this week on I-40 near West Memphis where a man died. (Source: WREG-TV)Arkansas State Police are investigating a police chase this week on I-40 near West Memphis where a man died. (Source: WREG-TV)

    The scene during a police chase earlier this week on I-40 in Crittenden County near West Memphis was something like a Hollywood movie, a truck driver who saw the situation happen said Tuesday. 

    The scene during a police chase earlier this week on I-40 in Crittenden County near West Memphis was something like a Hollywood movie, a truck driver who saw the situation happen said Tuesday. 

  • Man arrested in aggravated assault case

    Man arrested in aggravated assault case

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-05-24 02:38:27 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:03 PM EDT2018-05-24 03:03:36 GMT
    Cordero L. Riley (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office website)Cordero L. Riley (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office website)
    Cordero L. Riley (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office website)Cordero L. Riley (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office website)

    A St. Francis County man is scheduled to appear in a Jonesboro courthouse in June after he was arrested on suspicion of throwing bricks at a woman earlier this year, Jonesboro police said Wednesday. 

    A St. Francis County man is scheduled to appear in a Jonesboro courthouse in June after he was arrested on suspicion of throwing bricks at a woman earlier this year, Jonesboro police said Wednesday. 

Powered by Frankly