LINCOLN COUNTY, TN (WAFF) - A Lincoln County Judicial Commissioner was charged with assault following an investigation by agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
TBI officials said the charges stem from a February 28 argument at a market on Huntsville Highway in Fayetteville.
The investigation shows that Brian Rutledge approached a man's truck to speak with him, and during that conversation, Rutledge grabbed by the man by the neck.
TBI was brought in to handle the matter due to Rutledge's status as a Lincoln County Judicial Commissioner.
A grand jury returned an indictment against Rutledge on Tuesday. He was booked into the Lincoln County Jail and later released.
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