KNOXVILLE – Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, working with investigators with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department and the office of the 7th District Attorney General, have obtained indictments for a former Oak Ridge police officer accused of aggravated statutory rape and official misconduct.
At the request of 7th District Attorney General Dave Clark, TBI Special Agents began investigating then-Oak Ridge Police Officer Cassen Jackson-Garrison on August 13, 2015, on a complaint that he was having sexual contact with a minor. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that Jackson-Garrison had sexual contact with the teen in July 2015.
On Tuesday, May 3rd, the Anderson County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Jackson-Garrison, 31, with one count of Aggravated Statutory Rape and one count of Official Misconduct. This morning, TBI Special Agents and deputies with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department took Jackson-Garrison into custody without incident in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. He was transported to Anderson County and was booked into the Anderson County Jail, where he is being held on a $25,000 bond. Jackson-Garrison was terminated from his employment with the Oak Ridge Police Department in August 2015.