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Sheriff's deputy who mowed the lawn 'in his underwear' has lawsuit dismissed

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BRADLEY COUNTY, TN (Times Free Press) -

A federal judge in Chattanooga has dismissed a lawsuit in which a former Bradley County deputy sheriff claimed he was wrongfully fired.

U.S. District Judge Curtis Collier dismissed the lawsuit by Dallas Longwith against Bradley County, the sheriff's office and Sheriff Jim Ruth, according to a news release from sheriff's spokesman Bob Gault.

Longwith was fired in January 2012 for conduct unbecoming an officer and failing to comply with a direct order of a superior, the release states.

Earlier, Longwith had been suspended after the sheriff's office said neighbors had complained at least twice about him mowing his lawn in his underwear.

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