Highway Patrol captain accused of faking divorce papers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Tennessee Highway Patrol captain retired hours before a grand jury indicted him for creating counterfeit divorce documents.

Steven Binkley was jailed briefly Wednesday in Sumner County and was released on a $2,500 bond.

Authorities in Gallatin said Binkley faked a divorce decree that stated he and his wife had ended their marriage.

He's accused of forging the signatures of his wife and Sumner County General Sessions Judge Barry Brown.

District Attorney Ray Whitley said he was attempting to convince someone he was divorced.

Binkley could not be reached by The Tennessean for comment.

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Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

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