Ex-ORPD, KPD Officer Indicted on Sex Charges

A former officer with both the Oak Ridge and Knoxville Police Departments was recently indicted by a Knox County grand jury on charges related to several sex crimes.

36-year-old Cassen Jackson-Garrison is charged with sexual battery by an authority figure, rape, assault, solicitation of a minor, sexual activity involving a minor, and distribution of material to minors. He will be arraigned on those charges on October 25th. Knoxville Police say they began investigating allegations against Jackson-Garrison in September involving two separate juveniles and presented evidence to the grand jury last week. After he was indicted on a total of 14 counts, he was arrested on October 8th and booked into the Knox County Jail.

You may recall that Jackson-Garrison was previously charged with aggravated statutory rape and official misconduct in May 2016, after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation received a complaint that he was having an inappropriate relationship with a minor in 2015 while employed as an officer with the Oak Ridge Police Department. He was fired from the ORPD in August of 2015. Previously, he had worked for the Knoxville PD before leaving that job in 2011.

As part of a plea agreement in that case Jackson-Garrison surrendered his police certification and served two years of
probation. Charges against him were dismissed in July 2021, according to our partners at Oak Ridge Today after completing his probation.

Jackson-Garrison was an outstanding high school football player, winning Mr. Football at Central High School, before playing running back at Vanderbilt from 2004 to 2008.

As of this morning, he remained in custody in Knox County on bonds totaling $100,000 and will be required to wear a monitoring device if he is released before trial.

Police said the investigation is still ongoing. They said that it is possible victims may be involved who are unknown to authorities.

Anyone who has been a victim of this crime, or similar crimes, should reach out to the Special Crimes Unit at (865) 215-6820.

JACKSON-GARRISON, CASSEN ND.O.B.
29-JAN-85
IDN#: 1523242 
Document Type Booked/Served Charge CRC BOND CONDITIONS08-OCT-21
BOND CONDITIONS – 1,2,4,5,7,8 – GPS MONITORING CONDITION
Bond Type: NONE Bond Amount:    
COURT ORDER – GPS / PRETRIAL GPS PRIOR TO RELEASE 08-OCT-21 COURT ORDER – GPS / PRETRIAL GPS PRIOR TO RELEASE
Bond Type: NONE Bond Amount:    NIA CAPIAS 08-OCT-21 SEXUAL BATTERY BY AUTHORITY FIGURE, RAPE, AGG. STATUTORY RAPE, STATUTORY RAPE BY AUTHORITY FIGURE, ASSAULT, SOLICTATION OF A MINOR, SEXUAL ACTIVITY INVOLVING A MINOR, AND DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIAL TO MINORS.
Bond Type: APPEARANCE Bond Amount: $100,000 SET    
Court DateDivisionCourt EventCourt Role
25-OCT-21DIVISION 1ARRAIGNMENTDEFENDANT

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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