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Case is in pre-trial diversion

A Whitesburg dentist and former political leader will be back in court in Tennessee in November after he completes pretrial diversion in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred in Kingsport in July 2017.

David Narramore, 55, of Whitesburg, was charged July 15, 2017, in connection with the incident that allegedly occurred in the restroom of the Belk’s Department Store in the Fort Henry Mall. He was charged with exposing himself to a store detective and with resisting arrest after allegedly wrestling with police who tased him in the process of taking him into custody. He was released from jail the next day.

Hearings for Narramore were postponed several times, but court records show that on May 15 he was placed in pre-trial diversion for the indecent exposure charge. He is no longer charged with resisting arrest.

According to court records, Narramore must pay $391.50 in court fees, have no contact with Belk’s, undergo anger management counseling and perform 100 hours of community service.

Pretrial diversion means Narramore agrees to meet certain conditions of probation, and if he does he will not be prosecuted. It is only available to defendants who have never been convicted of a felony and have never served jail time for a misdemeanor. Pretrial diversion in Tennessee does not require an admission of guilt.

Narramore was chairman of the Letcher County Republican Party and a member and former chairman of the Letcher County Tourism and Convention Commission at the time of his arrest. He resigned from both positions.

Nar ramore is also former president of the Kentucky State Board of Dentistry, and former CEO of the Southern Regional Testing Agency, one of five agencies in the country that certify dentists.

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