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JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -

Madison County Sheriff David Woolfork, who was facing a July 14 ouster proceeding and who a judge suspended on Wednesday, has announced he is retiring.

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The Jackson Sun reported Woolfork said in a statement announcing his retirement Wednesday afternoon that his administration has had a positive influence on the sheriff's office since he was first elected in 1994, increasing court security, assigning school resource officers and increasing several units of the office.

Woolfork is charged in an indictment with attempted aggravated sexual battery and domestic assault involving a woman who works in his department. He has maintained he has done nothing illegal.

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After Judge Don Ash of Nashville ruled to temporarily suspend Woolfork pending the ouster proceeding, Woolfork's attorney, Mark Donahoe, said he disagreed with the decision.

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