Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today arrested a former probation officer for misconduct after he was indicted by the Montgomery County Grand Jury earlier this month.
Derrel Denton, 40, of Memphis, Tenn. was indicted and charged with one count of official misconduct. Between October 2010 until July 2011, Denton stole restitution payments totaling more than $5,000 from approximately 17 juveniles under his supervision while employed as a Montgomery County Juvenile Court Probation Officer. The 19th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office requested TBI to investigate the allegations against Denton in September of 2011. Denton also had outstanding warrants against him including driving on a revoked license, seat belt violation, and driving without a registration or insurance. Although unrelated to the misconduct case, those charges were served on him today as well.
Denton was booked into the Montgomery County Jail today on a $6,000 bond. The date of his initial court appearance has not yet been determined.