Sheriff’s Deputy Joseph Foster charged in assault of lover at Clarksville Bar

42-year-old Nashville Sheriff’s Deputy Joseph Foster was jailed on April 12th after assaulting a woman that he is in a sexual relationship with. Police responded to Mr. Billy’s Bar, where Mr. Foster initially claimed he was assaulted. When police reviewed the camera footage, there was no evidence of the incident. Police questioned the victim, Melissa Rodriguez, and witnesses, who said Mr. Foster followed them outside while making threats toward them, noting he works for the Sherrif’s Department. Then he walked towards Ms. Rodriguez and pushed her. She pushed him back and punched him in self-defense. In a statement, the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office stated Foster has been “removed from duty pending the outcome of this criminal investigation.”

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