Sheriff Calls for Internal Investigation into Jailer

Hamilton County, TN (WDEF) – Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond has ordered an internal affairs investigation into jailer arrested by Chattanooga Police.

Investigators say Ryan Epperson confessed to posing as a doctor to break break into drug stores around the city, because he has an addiction problem.

The Sheriff says he was suspended after his arrest.

Sheriff Hammond says “If this employee is found guilty of any of his charges, he will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”

Epperson faces at least six drug offenses, one count of Impersonation of a Licensed Professional, two counts of Theft of Property, two counts of Vandalism and Criminal Trespassing.

Chief Allen Branum adds “We just don’t tolerate this kind of behavior by any of our employees who have betrayed the public’s trust in them.”

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