NASHVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of the former Cross Plains Police Chief.

In June, at the request of 19th District Attorney General John Carney, TBI Special Agents began investigating James K. Yates on allegations of misuse of governmental records. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that between July 2016 and November 2017, while serving as chief of the Cross Plains Police Department, Yates used the Criminal Justice Portal System to make inquiries unrelated to his official duties.

On November 14th, the Robertson County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Yates (DOB 4/28/82) with one count of Official Misconduct. Today, he was arrested and booked into the Robertson County Jail on a $2,500 bond.

James Yates

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