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BREAKING NEWS: Former Lake City Middle School Football Coach Arrested for Sexual Battery

Updated 11:03pm with a statement from Anderson County Schools:

James T. Idles, 34, was arrested by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department today and was booked into the Anderson County Jail around 3:40pm on several counts of Sexual Battery. According to jail records he was released around 5:40pm. He was charged with 9 charges: 4 counts of Sexual Battery, 4 counts of Sexual Battery by an Authority Figure, and 1 count of Aggravated Sexual Battery. He had a $75,000 bond.

In a statement by Anderson County Schools, “James Idles was the LCMS Football Coach for the 2020 season. After this year’s season Coach Idles resigned from his position. The Anderson County School System currently has no information on his arrest other than what is listed on the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office web page.” said Ryan Sutton, schools spokesperson.

Idles was a non-faculty coach for Lake City Middle School and resigned as Head Coach. He is employed by the City of Rocky Top.

We are working to gather more information on this case and will pass it along as quick as we find out.

IDLES, JAMES T

Age: 34 

Class: 2 PRETRIAL/NON-SENTENCED FELON

Race/Sex: W/M

Intake Date: 05/07/2021 03:40 PM

City: ROCKY TOP

Arrested By: ANDERSON COUNTY SHERIFF

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