Cody Cookenour

Cody Cookenour

An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a former Sullivan County deputy.

In March, at the request of 2nd Judicial District Attorney General Barry Staubus and the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, TBI agents began investigating allegations of theft against Cody Cookenour, 36.

During the investigation, agents determined that between April of 2021 and March of 2022 while employed by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, Cookenour falsified timesheets on several different occasions, reporting hours that he did not work.

Cookenour is no longer employed by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office.

On June 8 the Sullivan County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Cookenour with one count of Theft over $1,000.

On Tuesday he turned himself in and was booked into the Sullivan County Jail on a $7,500 bond.

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