Gobble gets permanent jail job

Gobble gets permanent jail job

March 17th, 2011 by Staff Report in News

East Ridge City Manager Tim Gobble.

Former Bradley County Sheriff Tim Gobble has been named deputy chief of corrections at the Hamilton County Jail, according to Hamilton County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Janice Atkinson.

Gobble has served as interim jail chief since September, during former jail chief Richard Shockley's battle with cancer. Shockley died in late January.

There were several candidates, Atkinson said, and the decision was announced Wednesday. Gobble served as Bradley County sheriff from 2006 to 2010. Last year, he made an unsuccessful bid for Congress.