Sullivan County

Sheriff's lawsuit cost Sullivan County $140,000

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. - Sullivan County commissioners now know the cost of legal fees from a lawsuit filed by Sheriff Wayne Anderson.

The Sheriff filed a $9.9 million lawsuit against the county but was only able to get a two-percent pay increase for his employees.

Legal fees cost the county $140,000. The commission passed a resolution to pay those legal fees out of this year's budget.

County Mayor Steve Godsey says he'd hoped to resolve the lawsuit without lawyers, but that didn't happen.

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