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TWO FORMER SWORN CALHOUN POLICE EMPLOYEES IN MCMINN COUNTY INDICTED FOR EXTORTION

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Special agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for two former sworn employees of the Calhoun Police Department in McMinn County, Tennessee.

Agents began investigating 43-year-old Julie Tanksley and 46-year-old Charles Godsey back in April of 2015, During the course of the investigation, agents developed information that Tanksley, the departments former chief, and Godsey, a police officer, extorted two arrestees by seizing personal property until the arrestees contributed money to the police department’s drug fund.

This week, the McMinn County grand jury returned indictments on both charging them with two counts of extortion. Both surrendered to authorities today (Friday May 19, 2017). Both were booked at the McMinn County jail and later released on bond.

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