Graysville, Tn., Police Chief Arrested After TBI Probe

Monday, June 2, 2014
Jason Erik Redden
Jason Erik Redden

The police chief of Graysville, Tn., has been arrested by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on charges of misconduct in office.

At the request of 12th District Attorney General J. Michael Taylor, TBI Special Agents began investigating Jason Erik Redden last Aug.t 21. During the course of the investigation, agents developed information that Redden, while working as chief of the Graysville Police Department, sold, took for himself, or returned to the original owner three of the department’s seized vehicles, authorities said.

The investigation also revealed $4,128 in missing seized money or money paid to the department for towing and storage, for which the chief was responsible.

Agents also determined that on April 15, video captured Redden taking tools from a truck being held as evidence at the department.

On Monday, the Rhea County Grand Jury returned indictments for Redden, charging him with seven counts of official misconduct, two counts of theft over $1,000, and one count of theft under $500.

On Monday afternoon, Redden turned himself into the Rhea County Jail, where he was placed under a $15,000 bond.


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