Watertown(WTNY) -- Two reports submitted to the Jefferson County Legislature dealing with the investigation into a sheriff's deputy have been made public.
The two reports shed additional light on the situation involving Deputy Adam Hallett who was found asleep in his patrol car off the side of the road on County Rt. 72 in the Town of Henderson back on December.
One new detail was that the responding deputy, believed to be Deputy Mathew Vaughn, found a bottle of whiskey in the vehicle and later threw the opened bottle into a nearby field. The report by Sheriff John Burns says he was advised of the situation that night and told the deputy to bring Hallett home.
The other report is from County Attorney David Paulson. That report mentions two witnesses who found the patrol vehicle on the side of the road and tried to check on Deputy Hallett to see if he was okay. The witness said that Hallett was initially unresponsive and then later gave the name Mark when asked who he was. This was before Deputy Vaughn arrived to the scene.
Hallett was later charged with having an open container in the vehicle. In Burns' report, he states that he went to Assistant Jefferson County District Attorney Kristina Mills with the information and to determine what charges could be filed. According to Burns, Mills told him the only charge he had based on evidence was the open container violation. But according to a recent article in the "Watertown Daily Times", the DA's office is disputed the sheriff's exact account of the conversation.