Deputy assault


A former Cheatham County sheriff’s deputy who was fired after an off-duty assault at Nashville’s Topgolf facility pleaded guilty to the charge in a June 27 hearing.

Tyler Temple, 29, was indicted for the Class A misdemeanor by the Davidson County Grand Jury for the Dec. 26, 2018 incident.

Though Temple pleaded guilty, his plea is technically a “judicial diversion,” meaning that after a nearly 12-month supervised probation, the crime will be wiped from his record, according to a court clerk.

Temple and two other Cheatham County law enforcement officers were fired after being involved in the incident. The other officers were Doug Fox, a former sheriff’s deputy and Paul Garrett, a former Ashland City police officer.

The three Cheatham County law enforcement officers had an encounter with a Henderson County man in the Topgolf bathroom, said Don Aaron, Metro Nashville Police Department’s spokesperson. The victim, a 23-year-old man, didn’t go to the hospital but did sustain minor injuries, Aaron said.

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