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.
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.
published Monday, July 25th, 2011
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A Hamilton County Sheriff's Office corrections corporal who was arrested last week on a sexual battery charge had a prior assault arrest and twice has been ordered to undergo anger management training, according to his personnel file.

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