An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a New Tazewell police officer on official misconduct and theft charges.
According to a news release from the TBI, on August 2, at the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI Special Agents began investigating the circumstances surrounding the theft of evidence from the New Tazewell Police Department. The investigation revealed that Winford Todd Daniels, a patrolman with the department, was allegedly responsible for stealing previously seized narcotics from the New Tazewell Police Department between May 5 and July 27.
Wednesday, the Claiborne County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Daniels, 38, with official misconduct and theft. Daniels turned himself into the Claiborne County Jail this afternoon and was released on a $1,000 bond.
We will have more on this story as it develops.