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Tullahoma Police Chief resigns, pleads guilty to tampering with evidence

Posted: 5:03 PM, Apr 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-22 22:19:42Z
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TULLAHOMA, Tenn. (WTVF) — Tullahoma Police Chief Paul Blackwell has resigned from his position after pleading guilty to a charge of tampering with evidence.

Blackwell plead guilty to the charge Monday in Coffee County Circuit Court.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation opened the case back in December .

As part of the agreement he relinquished his POST certification, meaning Blackwell can't be a police officer in Tennessee for the rest of his life.

Blackwell will serve four years of probation.

The sentence is under deferred judgment, meaning if he completes the probation without issue it can be expunged from his record.