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Former police chief indicted, charged with perjury

  former police chief samuel ogburn, anderson county
Samuel Ogburn, former Anderson County police chief; image courtesy of TBI

ANDERSON COUNTY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a former police chief on forgery and perjury charges.

In September 2019, at the request of 7th District Attorney General Dave Clark, TBI Special Agents began investigating allegations against Samuel Ogburn (DOB 07/13/77). The investigation revealed that in May of 2019, while serving as chief of the Norris Police Department, Ogburn created and falsified a firearms training document and submitted it to the Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Commission. Norris resigned his position after the allegations surfaced.

On Tuesday, the Anderson County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Ogburn with one count of Forgery and one count of Aggravated Perjury. Today, Ogburn turned himself in and was booked into the Anderson County Jail on a $25,000 bond.

Published January 9, 2020

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