Knox County probation officer indicted for bribery

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.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 133643253 - local8now.com/a?a=133643253
Gray Television, Inc.