Nelson County, Virginia
Updated 1.5.12 @ 5:40 PM
Nelson County Sheriff David Brooks confirms to NCL that Joshua Lee Hatter, once a deputy with the sheriff’s department, was sentenced in a Nelson Domestic Court Thursday morning on misdemeanor charges. He was also bound over to the grand jury on two other felony charges. The court action stems from an October 2011 incident where authorities say he was involved in a domestic dispute. “It’s important that the people of Nelson County know we take an officer breaking the law very seriously. It’s a matter of trust to the public when a person in a position of authority is involved,” Sheriff Brooks said. Brooks immediately fired Hatter in October after formal charges were filed.