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Ex-Lawrence County sheriff chief of staff arrested again, intends to marry victim


There are new developments in the domestic violence case against Timothy McWhorter, the former chief of staff for the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.

In February, McWhorter was charged with domestic violence in Decatur for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend in December 2017. He was released on bond and later left the sheriff’s office. The department did not confirm if he resigned or was fired.

McWhorter, 38, was arrested on the same charge again for another alleged domestic incident with the same woman on April 8. He turned himself in Thursday.

The incident report states he had been drinking beer all day, and they had been arguing. He allegedly poured beer on her and crushed a beer can on her head. He also allegedly tore two surgery stitches in her stomach.


A court filing on Friday shows the victim asked the court not to revoke his bond. She said she does not feel the domestic violence offense is warranted and that they intend to marry.

The victim also said she did not want any bond conditions placed on McWhorter that would prohibit them from contact if he is released.

The court declined to revoke bond in light of her testimony.

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