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Johnson County Commissioner Jerry Grindstaff arrested after domestic dispute

By Tamas Mondovics

Johnson County (District 3) Commissioner Jerry Grindstaff, 75 of Stout Branch Rd., Mountain City, was arrested and spent a night in jail last Saturday, June 12, 2021, following what deputies called a “dispute over property.”

According to a release by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 5:30 pm, officers responded to the incident and charged Grindstaff with Aggravated Assault and False Reports to Authorities.Johnson County Sheriff Eddie Tester confirmed that Grindstaff was “held overnight and was released on a $20,000 bond.”

A court date has been set for August 25, 2021.Sheriff Tester said that the investigation is ongoing, and further details of the incident will be forthcoming.