KNOXVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a former Knox County Corrections Officer who is charged with simple assault and official oppression.

At the request of 6th District Attorney General Charme Allen, on February 10th, TBI Special Agents began investigating an assault incident that occurred in the Knox County Detention Facility on November 28, 2014. As a result of the investigation, Nicolas Breeden, who was a Corrections Officer at that location, was indicted for the assault of Louis Flack, who was in custody at the time. Breeden, 36, has since been terminated from that position.

On Tuesday, the Knox County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Breeden with one count of Official Oppression and one count of Simple Assault. This afternoon, Breeden turned himself in to TBI Agents and was booked into the Knox County Jail. He was released after posting a $5,000 bond.

Nicolas Breeden