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Ewell Hunt Enters Alford Plea to Misconduct

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Former Franklin County Sheriff Ewell Hunt was back in court Thursday.

Hunt entered an Alford plea on the misconduct charge he faced, stemming from how he handled the 2011 Memorial Day shootings.

The Alford plea means Hunt isn't admitting he's guilty, but is acknowledging that there is enough evidence to convict him.

Hunt was accused of failing to warn other authorities that former Deputy Jonathan Agee planned to kill his ex-wife.

Hunt acknowledged that he had made mistakes on the day Agee fatally shot Jennifer Agee.

Hunt was convicted of the misdemeanor charge in general district court, but appealed to circuit court.

Under a plea agreement, the charge will be dismissed if Hunt doesn't commit any other criminal offenses during the coming year.