Lawsuit Filed Against Former Ashe Sheriff Buchanan (2018-08-27 15:38:42)

A lawsuit has been filed in United States District Court against former Ashe County Sheriff Terry Buchanan and other members of the sheriff’s office.

The Ashe Post and Times reports the lawsuit was filed on August 22nd by three former jailers at the Ashe County Detention Center; Michelle Sanchez, Casey Caudill and Katie Richards.

According to the report, the case involved the flagrant and unlawful abuse of power by the Ashe County Sheriff’s Department against the three employees.

No deadlines or hearings have been set for case.

Buchanan resigned as Ashe County Sheriff on February 5th, as part of a settlement deal with the district attorney. With the resignation, any criminal charges that were standing against Buchanan at the time were dismissed in superior court.