published Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Graysville, Tenn., police chief arrested, facing theft charges

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments and the arrest of the Graysville, Tenn., police chief on theft charges.

At the request of 12th District Attorney General J. Michael Taylor, TBI special agents began investigating Jason Erik Redden on Aug. 21, 2013.

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. 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 Monday afternoon, Redden turned himself into the Rhea County Jail, where at the time of this release, he was being held on a $15,000 bond.

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