May 14, 2021
Rutherfordton- Here in Rutherford County we have our own issue with the justice system withholding body cam video. It involves the shooting death of Ethan Calton on December 1st of last year. It has been determined by autopsy that Ethan was killed by a single shot in the back at point blank range by Rutherford County Deputy Tyler Greene while in the process of serving an arrest warrant. The SBI were called in to investigate death by officer.
Meanwhile Ethan’s mother Gwynne King has repeatedly asked to view the body cam footage of that day and has been denied not only by Sheriff Chris Francis but by District Attorney Ted Bell as well. A motion was filed to ask the court to intervene in Mrs. King’s behalf to view the circumstances in which her son was killed. (See below)