Former South Pittsburg police officer arrested on assault charges

Staff Reports • Feb 8, 2018 at 6:01 PM

CHATTANOOGA – Tennessee Bureau of Investigation special agents launched an investigation that resulted in the arrest of a former South Pittsburgh police officer charged with assault and official misconduct.

TBI agents started an investigation into then-South Pittsburgh police officer Joshua Chance, 27, on Oct. 10 on an allegation of assault. They discovered that during a police response to a home Oct. 7, Chance assaulted a person after that man was detained by police officers. Chance is no longer an employee of the South Pittsburg Police Department.

On Monday, a Marion County grand jury returned indictments that charged Chance with assault, aggravated assault and official misconduct. On Thursday morning, Chance surrendered himself to a TBI agents and was booked in at Marion County Jail on $5,000 bond. 

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