Paris, Tenn.–26th Judicial District Attorney Jody S. Pickens has announced that the investigation of a Henry County attorney by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is now closed.
Pickens made the announcement in a media release which reads:
“On July 23, 2020, I was appointed District Attorney Pro Tempore to review the findings of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation which was tasked by District Attorney General Matt Stowe of the 24th Judicial District with investigating allegations made against a member of the Henry County Bar. I have reviewed the results of the investigation and it is my considered judgement that no criminal acts have been uncovered. Therefore, I have directed that the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation close the matter. I will have no further comment regarding the investigation.”
RadioNWTN reported last week that Pickens had been appointed to oversee the ongoing TBI investigation. The appointment had been requested by 24th Judicial District Attorney General Matt Stowe “to be a point of contact for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, specifically ASAC Ronnie Faulkner, to discuss his investigative findings as to a member of the Henry County Bar, and further to discuss what, if any, charges are to be filed.”
As previously reported, 24th Judicial District Presiding Judge Donald Parish approved the appointment of Pickens and asked the State Supreme Court to designate another judge to hear future matters involving the investigation.