Woman seeks order of protection against Sheriff David Woolfork (Updated)

Sheriff David WoolforkVia the Jackson Sun, Sharon Ann Sangster filed a petition for an order of protection against Madison County Sheriff David Woolfork. Mayor Jerry Gist confirmed this morning that Jackson police are investigating a call for service last night that involved Woolfork and Sangster. Mayor Gist said police received a call from Sangster at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Sangster stated in the petition that Woolfork banged on her back door and said he wanted to talk to her “about getting back together and making love.”


Sangster identifies herself in the petition for an order of protection as an employee of Woolfork’s. She also stated in the petition that Woolfork had been drinking alcohol. She said Woolfork  “started grabbing on me as if he was going to make me have sex with him.” Sangster stated she called both Madison County Constable Frankie Lax and the Jackson police also came to her home to take statements. Sheriff David Woolfork issued the following written statement this afternoon in response to a Jackson police investigation of an incident in which a woman is seeking an order of protection against the sheriff.

“On October 10th, while addressing an issue with an employee regarding a prior disciplinary action, of that employee, my phone was stolen and phone calls were made with my phone to various phone numbers.  I believe that this incident was motivated by political opponents and orchestrated as a beginning attack in the now contested upcoming election. All this information has been provided to the Jackson Police Department, and I am hopeful that they will complete their investigation prudently and quickly and put this issue to rest. Let me say that during this incident at no time did I ever act inappropriately or take any action that could be interpreted as retaliatory. Again, both myself and my department are cooperating with the Jackson Police Department and look forward to a quick resolution.”

WBBJ issued the following report:

Jackson police are investigating a domestic  incident that involved Madison County Sheriff David Woolfork. Officials said that a woman also involved in the incident has filed an order of protection against Sheriff Woolfork.  He is expected to appear in court on October 23. Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist confirmed that police responded to the call for service at residence on Edenwood Drive late Thursday night.  Officials later confirmed the call was domestic in nature. The woman who requested the order of protection is an employee at the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.  She stated in her petition that Woolfork came to her residence and “wanted to talk to me about getting back together and making love.” She went on to claim that Woolfork “started grabbing on me as if he was going to make me have sex with him.” “I called the Constable Frankie Lax.  I had always been told that he was the only one who wouldn’t be bias toward the sheriff,” she wrote. The woman said she broke her nails and had bruises on her arms due to the altercation. In the petition, she requested the court to issue a no contact order, require Woolfork stay away from her home and workplace and require him to surrender his firearms.

So basically David Woolfork was by statement not there fondling the woman but it was his cell phone that was there…..  So let’s see… in 2005 Woolfork fired Assistant Chief Deputy Butch Mitchell for an incident that the Sheriff blamed on political opponents once again. In the end that one cost the taxpayers 1/2 a million to 1 million in back salaries and legal defense costs. This time the Sheriff should resign. The Jackson Sun has updated it’s original release. May we note that the details of the investigation have not been released nor if the alleged victim,  Sharon Ann Sangster, or David Woolfork were tested for blood alcohol level or other drugs. WREG Report is below