Former Corrections Officer Indicted, Charged with Official Misconduct

CAMPBELL COUNTY – An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a former corrections officer on charges related to bringing contraband into the Campbell County Jail.

In March, at the request of 8th Judicial District Attorney General Jared Effler and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, TBI agents began investigating allegations of misconduct involving Michael J. McCarty (DOB: 10/19/79). During the course of the investigation, agents determined that McCarty used his position as a corrections officer to bring contraband into the Campbell County Jail to give inmates in exchange for payments. The department terminated McCarty upon learning of the misconduct.

On Friday, the Campbell County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Michael McCarty with two counts of Official Misconduct. Today, with assistance from the LaFollette Police Department, he was arrested and booked into the Campbell County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

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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