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UPDATE: Deputy on restricted duty following vandalism charge

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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -

A Hamilton County deputy is facing allegations of vandalism and criminal trespassing.

Chattanooga Police charged 30-year-old Andre Mapp, after being called to a home on Kayla Circle for property damage.

A homeowner told police Mapp disconnected her phone box from her home by cutting cables.

According to court documents, police had been called to the address on a few occasions regarding Mapp trespassing and damaging property. An officer advised Mapp to stay off the property.

Mapp turned himself in and was arrested on August 2.

Police charged Mapp with one count of criminal trespassing and one count of vandalism. He’s due in court on Wednesday to answer to the charges.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Matt Lea said, "Deputy Andre Mapp is currently on restricted duty and is not working his regularly assigned duties at this time."

Lea says the Sheriff's Office will review the situation after a ruling is issued from Hamilton County courts system.

Mapp's attorney, Lee Davis, said the neighbor's claims are false and he hopes to convince a judge to dismiss the case. 

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