Former Waynesboro Officer Charged For Allegedly Pawning Guns

Posted at 6:56 PM, Apr 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-17 19:56:12-04

A former Waynesboro Police officer was fired and charged after allegedly pawning department-issued weapons multiple times.

Robert Jason Gann was arrested Monday and charged with one count of theft and four counts of Official Misconduct.

Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation began investigating him on Jan. 23. 

Gann had allegedly pawned two department-issued weapons in Lawrenceburg on several occasions while still a Waynesboro officer.

The final time Gann pawned the handgun, the investigation revealed he did not pick it up and it was eventually sold by the pawn shop.

Gann resigned from his job with the police department before information about this incident surfaced and took a job at the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials with the Sheriff's Office terminated his employment when they learned of the accusations involving Gann.

On March 30, the Wayne County Grand Jury returned indictments, charging the Iron City man with one count of Theft and four counts of Official Misconduct. Today, authorities arrested Gann and booked him into the Wayne County Jail on $15,000 bond.