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Deputy charged with official misconduct in sex case

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(WBIR) - A former Sevier County deputy faces a charge of official misconduct after authorities say he engaged in sex with a woman to whose home he'd been sent on a 911 call.

Wallace Paul Burchfield, 40, of Sevierville turned himself in Tuesday and was booked into the Sevier County Jail, according to the TBI's Josh DeVine. He was released on $5,000 bond.

A Sevier County grand jury returned the indictment Tuesday. The TBI investigated the case.

Agents began looking into Burchfield's conduct while working as a deputy at the request of 4th Judicial District Attorney General James "Jimmy" Dunn.

They learned that on Jan. 17, he was sent to check out a 911 call made by a Sevier County woman.

"The two did not know one another, but the investigation revealed Burchfield went to her home several times that day and engaged in physical and sexual contact with her," according to DeVine.

Sevier County Sheriff's Department personnel tried to contact him and give him other calls to check out, but he ignored them, according to the TBI.

He was eventually fired.

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