Johnson County Sheriff Issues Statement After Clarksville Judge Booked Without Photo

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JOHNSON COUNTY (KFSM) — The Johnson County sheriff issued a statement after jailers didn’t take a photo of a Clarksville circuit judge while he was booked into the county jail following his arrest.

William Pearson, circuit judge in the Fifth Judicial Circuit, was arrested Saturday (Jan. 21) on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, fleeing, reckless driving and refusing to submit to a chemical test.

Those at the jail failed to post a photo of him on the jail website, although they post photos of all other inmates who are booked into the jail.

Johnson County Sheriff Larry Jones said the situation was a mistake. He issued the following statement:

“It is the procedure of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office/Detention Center that every person charged with a crime that enters our facility will have their photograph taken upon intake. In this instance it was simply a mistake made by our staff. I am not pleased with the picture not being taken and understand the appearance that it portrays. This situation has been addressed with the detention center supervisors and staff and I feel certain that it was just an oversight on our part and will not happen in the future.”

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