COOKEVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation received indictments and arrested a police chief accused of misconduct.
At the request of 12th District Attorney General J. Michael Taylor, TBI special agents started an investigation involving Jason Erik Redden on Aug. 21. During the investigation, agents developed information 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 discovered April 15 video that captured Redden taking tools from a truck held as evidence at the department.
On Monday, a Rhea County grand jury returned indictments for Redden, charging him with seven counts of official misconduct, two counts of theft of more than $1,000, and one count of theft of less than $500. Redden turned himself in Monday afternoon at the Rhea County Jail and was held on $15,000 bond.