Graysville police chief charged with misconduct

Graysville police chief charged with misconduct (Image 1)
Graysville police chief charged with misconduct (Image 1)

The police chief in Graysville, located about 30 minutes north of Chattanooga, turned himself in Monday after the Rhea County Grand Jury handed down indictments against him.

Jason Redden, 40, was charged with seven counts of official misconduct, two counts of theft over $1,000 and one count of theft under $500.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, special agents started investigating Redden in August 2013 after allegations of the misconduct arose.

Authorities learned he sold, took for himself or returned three of the department’s seized vehicles to their original owners.

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

The TBI stated video showed Redden taking tools out of a vehicle being held by evidence.

He was booked into the Rhea County jail on $15,000 bond.

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