Bedford County Deputy Indicted on Rape Charge

Jun 30, 2020 at 02:54 pm by scott


BEDFORD COUNTY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Bedford County Deputy, charged with a sexual assault.

In February, at the request of 17th District Attorney General Robert Carter, TBI Special Agents began investigating an allegation that an adult female was sexually assaulted at a party at a home in Bedford County in October, 2019. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that indicated Joseph Guthrie, who is a deputy with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, was responsible for the assault of the female.

On June 22nd, the Bedford County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging 31-year-old Joseph Guthrie (DOB 12-27-1988) with one count of Aggravated Rape. On Monday (6/29/20), Guthrie was arrested and booked into the Bedford County Jail on a $35,000 bond.