Cocke County corrections officer fired after intoxication arrest

NEWPORT (WATE) – The Cocke County sheriff fired a corrections officer on Wednesday due to the officer’s earlier arrest for public intoxication.

Doak Shoemaker was arrested in Gatlinburg for public intoxication on April 16.

Sheriff Armando Fontes said a termination letter was delivered to Shoemaker saying he violated the departmental policy of the jail and the sheriff’s office code of ethics.

The sheriff said Shoemaker didn’t report his arrest to his immediate supervisor.

Shoemaker had been placed on administrative leave without pay on Monday, April 30.

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