Rep. Watson quits job with Bradley County Sheriff

State Rep. Eric Watson, R-Cleveland, has resigned a a captain with the Bradley County Sheriff’s office, reports the Chattanooga TFP. Both Watson and the sheriff’s spokesman were mum Tuesday on reasons for the resignation, but more information is said to be forthcoming, probably later today.
House Republican Caucus spokesman Brent Leatherwood said Watson would be pursuing other opportunities, declined to elaborate on those opportunities.
Steve Bebb, 10th Judicial Circuit district attorney, said he hasn’t decided if his office needs to open an internal investigation into Watson, but he declined to say why.
Leatherwood said Watson’s resignation had nothing to do with any kind of investigation.
Watson, who joined the sheriff’s office in 1991, was promoted to captain in 2010.
He was elected as representative in 2006 and he is currently chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

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