Sheriff: Rev Wynn's polygraph doesn't count

July 1, 2008 5:19:34 PM PDT
Eyewitness News has learned that Reverend Sam Wynn, who is a person of interest in his wife's murder case, took a lie detector test and passed. But the Hoke County sheriff says not so fast.

Sheriff Hubert Peterkin says Rev. Wynn continues to be a person of interest in the death of his wife.

Rosemary Wynn was found June 4 badly beaten and unconscious on the kitchen floor of the couple's house in Hoke County.

Peterkin says on two occasions, he set up opportunities for the Methodist minister to take lied detector tests about the case. Peterkin says on both occasions, Wynn called and said he was not going to take them.

The Sheriff says unbeknownst to him, Wynn's attorney, Michael McGuinness of Elizabethtown, set up a polygraph test for his client. According to sources close to the case, Wynn passed that test with flying colors. Peterkin says that test doesn't count because none of his investigators were present at the time it was administered.

The Sheriff says his investigators met with the Hoke County district attorney Tuesday morning.

Meanwhile, Wynn, who was recently promoted to district superintendent of Methodist churches in the Fayetteville region, is on 60 days paid leave from his job.