KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A former Knox Co. probation officer was arrested Thursday morning following a five-month investigation, according to Tennessee Bureau of Investigations spokesperson Kristin Helm.
Helm said Alex Ragland, 44, is charged with one count each of bribery and official misconduct. He posted $5,000 bond.
The 6th Judicial Dist. Attorney General requested the agency open an investigation, which it did in May of this year, she explained. Ragland was accused of giving favorable treatment to offenders in his charge in exchange for bribes.
While WVLT allows comments on articles, we ask that you respect the online community. Comments may be removed at any time for violations including:
Comments may be checked for inappropriate content or rule violation, but the station is under no legal obligation to monitor or remove comments. If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.