published Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Cleveland judge investigated by TBI after burglary case

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County General Sessions Court Judge Sheridan Randolph is the subject of an investigation into his conduct in a burglary case, a TBI official confirmed today.

Kristin Helm, spokeswoman for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, said the state probe has been turned over to 10th Judicial District Attorney General Steve Bebb, who handles Bradley.

“We were requested by General Bebb on Sept. 29 [2011] to open a case,” she said.

Bebb said this afternoon that his office asked for a TBI investigation and that the Federal Bureau of Investigation wanted a copy of the TBI probe as well.

The case began with a burglary at Randolph’s North Ocoee Street law office in downtown Cleveland in which a number of antique firearms and other items were reported missing, according to an affidavit.

The judge has not been charged with a crime. He was on the bench today and could not be reached for comment.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.

about Randall Higgins...

Randall Higgins covers news in Cleveland, Tenn., for the Times Free Press. He started work with the Chattanooga Times in 1977 and joined the staff of the Chattanooga Times Free Press when the Free Press and Times merged in 1999. Randall has covered Southeast Tennessee, Northwest Georgia and Alabama. He now covers Cleveland and Bradley County and the neighboring region. Randall is a Cleveland native. He has bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Technological University. His awards ...

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