Deputy Massengill Fired

Long time Loudon County Deputy, James Massengill, was notified Friday, November 17th of his termination. Deputy Massengill had served as liter patrol supervisor for several years. According to Sheriff Tim Guider, Massengill was fired for allowing prisoners under his care to go unsupervised. Guider also said that Massengill had been reprimanded on several occasions for the same offense. Deputy Massengill was currently under indefinite suspension without pay pending an appeal  hearing before the Loudon County Merit Board scheduled for November 29th.

Sheriff Guider, stated that "it was unfortunate that things didn't work out" with James, however the security of prisoners on work detail is a serious matter. In the letter of termination, Deputy Massengill was also informed of his right to appeal the termination to the Loudon County Merit Board. No decision has been made for Massengill's replacement for litter patrol. Deputy Massengill could not be reached for comment.