Jury convicts former Henderson sheriff

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- A jury in Madison County convicted a former Henderson County sheriff of attempted voluntary manslaughter and using a weapon during a felony.

The Jackson Sun reports a jury reached its verdict against Ricky Lunsford on Monday.

Lunsford's attorney, Mark Donahoe, said the verdict was a relief for his client, who initially had faced a charge of attempted murder. The jury acquitted him of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault charges.

Investigators had previously said that Lunsford forced his wife, Mary Lunsford, to leave a bar with him at gunpoint on April 29. She broke free and police said Ricky Lunsford fired several shots as Mary Lunsford ducked between cars in the parking lot. She was not injured.


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