Lawsuit Against Former Franklin Co. Sheriff Settled

Roanoke, VA - A settlement has been reached in the wrongful death lawsuit against former Franklin County Sheriff Ewell Hunt.

Attorneys for Jennifer Agee's estate filed suit. They say in May of 2011, Hunt didn't warn authorities that his deputy, Jonathan Agee, was armed and had threatened to kill his ex-wife.

Thursday, a judge approved the settlement that gives Agee's two children $900,000. The lawsuit had asked for 20 million in damages.

Attorneys for the estate say they are very pleased with this settlement, calling it "very significant."