Williamson County sheriff to announce resignation

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) -- A Williamson County sheriff's department official says Sheriff Ricky Headley will resign from his post.

Chief Deputy Dusty Rhoades, who will assume command when Headley steps down, said Headley met with senior deputies and his staff Tuesday and said he plans to resign on Wednesday.

Headley is scheduled to appear before a judge on Wednesday. Prosecutors and Headley's defense lawyer have not said why the hearing was set or what might occur.

The sheriff is accused of obtaining at least 1,900 painkillers without a prescription between October 2006 and January 2007 from Brooks Pharmacy in Nashville.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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