Former deputy here charged with soliciting minor

Jackie Sands

Jackie Sands

A Maury County Sheriff’s deputy, formerly employed by Lincoln County, has been charged with solicitation of a minor after a sting operation by Dickson County Sheriff’s Department.

Jackie Wayne Sands, 38, was arrested on the job Wednesday. He was accused of soliciting a minor over the Internet for sex. The charge is a Class E Felony.

Maury County Sheriff Enoch George said Sands, who was hired in November of 2009, was fired immediately after he was charged.

Sands, who lives in Giles County, was held in the Dickson County Jail because his brother works for the Giles County Sheriff’s Department, authorities said.

Sands previously worked for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department and Lewisburg Police.

Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 1:47 pm