published Monday, July 25th, 2011

Hamilton County corrections officer charged with sexual battery

A corrections officer with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office was charged with sexual battery this weekend after a woman alleged he assaulted her on a dance floor.

Chattanooga police received a call around 2 a.m. Saturday and responded to the Palms Club at 6925 Shallowford Road. The victim said while she was dancing, Jerry Melbert approached her and then stuck his hand into her blouse.

The woman and her husband immediately alerted security who escorted Melbert from the club.

Melbert had left by the time police arrived but based on victim and witness accounts, he was arrested later.

Right2Know at
about Staff Report...

Get breaking news from the Times Free Press on Twitter at or by visiting us on Facebook or Twitter at the right:

Comments do not represent the opinions of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, nor does it review every comment. Profanities, slurs and libelous remarks are prohibited. For more information you can view our Terms & Conditions and/or Ethics policy.
HannaBeckman said...

I bet this woman is an ex with a problem

July 25, 2011 at 4:43 p.m.
please login to post a comment

Other National Articles

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »


Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.