Greene County

Petition to dismiss charges against man accused of disrupting meeting

GREENE COUNTY, Tenn. - A man who made national news after he was accused of disrupting a public meeting in Greene County is now gaining support.

Eddie Overholt was arrested back on July 18 during a meeting of the Industrial Development Board.  Overholt is charged with disrupting a public meeting and resisting arrest.  Police say he was not obeying the instructions of board chairman, Mayor Alan Broyles after he told the crowd to quiet down.

There is now a petition that has started online encouraging the District Attorney's Office to dismiss all charges against Overholt.  We're told it already has more than 800-supporters.

Click Here to visit the petition.

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