Registered sex offender arrested after threatening to bring flowers to officer's home
A registered sex offender is facing a retaliation charge for threatening an officer while at the Chattanooga Probation and Parole office.
An arrest affidavit explains that Charles Bailey, Jr., got upset during a meeting with a probation officer Monday.
"If you're going to take a charge out against me, I'm going to take a charge out against you for theft," Bailey said according to the affidavit.
Following the meeting, Bailey was instructed to sit in the lobby until it was time for him to go. He then started yelling at the officer.
The affidavit goes on to say that the officer said Bailey needed to sit in the lobby, but they could not stop him if he chose to leave.
The officer started walking away, and Bailey said, "I'm going to find you and drive a car to your house, and I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet, maybe bring you flowers or something," the affidavit said.
The officer took this to be a "serious threat," and another officer also heard what Bailey said.
Bailey was arrested on April 15 by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and was charged with retaliation against judge, juror, officer.
His is scheduled to be in court on April 22.