FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/21/2020
Deputy Arrested for DUI
PUTNAM COUNTY, TN – On December 20, 2020 at approximately 8:00 PM Cookeville Police Department arrested Deputy James David Gibbons for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Implied Consent.
His bond was set at $1,000 for DUI and $500 for Implied Consent. James David Gibbons has been a deputy with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office since 1992.
Sheriff Farris said, “I am terribly disappointed with the decision Deputy Gibbons chose and the behavior he displayed.” Sheriff Farris also stated that Deputy Gibbons has been placed on Administrative Leave with pay, temporarily, pending an internal investigation.