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Deputy arrested for allegedly tipping off suspect

Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 11:31 am

Timothy Martin Tyler

 

A Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been released from jail on $10,000 bond after being arrested for allegedly tipping off a suspect he was going to be arrested.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) was asked to investigate Deputy Timothy Martin Tyler, 47, on June 26 on the accusation, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release.

TBI agents were able to develop information that Tyler allegedly provided a suspect with information about his impending arrest.

A Franklin County Grand Jury indicted Tyler on Monday with one count of misuse of official information. Tyler turned himself in to authorities Wednesday.