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Tazewell Tn. man facing sexual offense charges in Kentucky, investigated for same in Tennessee

From The Bell County Sheriff's Department -

Shane Whitehead - BCDC

On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, Deputy Frank Foster arrested a Tazewell Tennessee man on sexual offense charges taken out in 2016 by Deputy Sgt. Patrick Brooks.

Sgt. Brooks began his investigation in 2016 when the man charged, 40-year-old Shane Whitehead, was living in Kentucky. Shortly afterward Whitehead moved out of the state and was unable to be located at the time. He was later investigated in Tennessee, also for sexual offenses.


After Deputy Foster found Whitehead at a residence on Mills Creek Road, he was arrested and lodged in the Bell County Detention Center.

Shane Whitehead has been charged with rape - 1st degree - victim less than 12 years of age, incest - victim less than 12 years of age or serious physical injury, and sexual abuse - 1st degree - victim under 12 years of age.


He currently has no bond.

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