Tullahoma Police Chief Pleads No Contest to Evidence Tampering

The Tullahoma police chief has pleaded no contest to an evidence tampering charge and resigned his position, the Times Free Press reports. Paul Blackwell resigned Monday as Tullahoma police chief after entering the plea in Coffee County Circuit Court. Prosecutor Jennings Jones declined to say what led to the charges against Blackwell. A spokesperson for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in December that an investigation into Blackwell was launched at the request of 14th Judicial District Attorney General Craig Northcott concerning a traffic crash involving Blackwell's son.
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