By Scott Carroll
A Tipton County sheriff's deputy has been suspended without pay after being accused of having a sexual relationship with teenage girl.
The Tipton County Sheriff's Office began an internal investigation on Monday into an alleged sexual relationship between deputy Jason Cochran, 29, and a 17-year-old girl. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has also begun a criminal investigation into the alleged relationship, according to TCSO.
Cochran was hired by the county in April 2007 as a correctional officer. He was transferred to its patrol division as a deputy sheriff in April 2011.
Further details on the alleged relationship were not released by TCSO.