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Plea agreement submitted in Deatrick case

Former Harrison County Sheriff G. Michael Deatrick and his attorney, Bart Betteau, submitted a plea agreement Wednesday morning in Clark County Superior Court.
According to court records, Deatrick and Betteau appeared along with Special Prosecutor Nancy Jacobs and advised the court that they had reached a plea agreement and requested that the jury trial that was slated to begin Monday be continued.
The plea hearing will be Monday at 9 a.m., at which time the Court and Special Judge Vicki L. Carmichael will consider the proposed agreement. Details of the agreement were not released.
Deatrick was indicted in April 2010 on two felony counts of criminal deviate conduct (one was a Class A, the other a Class B); three Class C felony counts of sexual battery; three counts of Class D felony sexual battery; a single count each of obstruction of justice and insurance fraud, both Class D felonies; and two counts of Class A misdemeanor intimidation.
In May 2008, Harrison County dispatch supervisor Deana Decker and former dispatcher Missie Graham filed claims with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging Deatrick touched them inappropriately and made numerous lewd remarks.
After filing the claims, Decker and Graham alleged that after hours, Deatrick and his wife, Joyce, who was matron at the jail at the time, showed up at the Harrison County Justice Center. They allege that Deatrick, who was not in uniform at the time, brandished an unholstered firearm and looked at them in a threatening manner through a window to the dispatch center.

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