Registered sex offender arrested for violating probation, threatening to bring flowers to probation officer

Registered sex offender arrested for violating probation, threatening to bring flowers to probation officer

April 19th, 2019 by Rosana Hughes in Breaking News

Charles Franklin Bailey Jr

Charles Franklin Bailey Jr

Photo by Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

A registered sex offender was arrested last week for violating his probation and threatening a bring flowers to a probation officer's home.

Charles Franklin Bailey Jr., 39, got upset during his meeting at the Chattanooga Probation and Parole office on April 15, according to Hamilton County court records.

"If you're going to take a charge out against me, I'm going to take a charge out against you for theft," he told an officer, court records state.

But that's not what scored him a "retaliation for past action" charge.

"Retaliation for past action" means a person harms or threatens to harm a witness, member of law enforcement, court clerk, or a family member of any such person, in retaliation.

Bailey's criminal affidavit continues, stating that, after the meeting, Bailey was told to sit in the lobby until it was time for him to leave.

That's when he started yelling at the officers again. An officer told him that he had to sit in the lobby, but if he wanted to leave, they "cannot stop him."

As the officer walked away, Bailey said, "I'm going to find you and drive a car to your house, and I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet, maybe bring you some flowers or something."

That's what landed him with the retaliation charge.

"This officer took that as a serious threat," court records state.

A second officer also heard the threat and took it to mean that Bailey was going to pay the first officer a visit.

Bailey was taken to the Hamilton County Jail where he was booked on a $2,500 bond.

He was also charged with violation of probation.

Bailey has an arrest history in Hamilton County dating back to 1998. His charges range from driving without a license to evading arrest and aggravated domestic assault.

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