6 months ago by Bob Gough
Special prosecutor files motion to dismiss misconduct charge
Petty, who serves as sheriff and coroner, was accused of misconduct in his role as coroner and was in court FRiday morning.
The charge, filed by former Pike County State's attorney Carrie Boyd, who resigned shortly after beginning the case, alleged that Petty failed to have the body of Shanda Lopez embalmed before proper toxicology samples were taken.
Lopez died in September 2012 as a result of an apparent drug-induced homicide.